29 Jul '11, 2pm

Solar Power's Future Remains Bright in Tennessee

Located along Interstate 40 on 35 acres of newly cleared land that bakes under the July sun, the West Tennessee Solar Farm is growing into an otherworldly latticework of pilings and metal racks pointed southward. By the end of this week, the contracting firm Signal Energy should begin mounting 21,000 solar panels onto the racks. And when work is finished early next year, it will be the largest utility-scale solar installation in the state and one of the biggest in the Southeast, producing enough clean, renewable power for more than 1,000 homes. The $31 million project, funded by a Department of Energy grant the state received under the federal stimulus bill, will generate electricity to be sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority and distributed on its grid. A second phase, now on hold, will include construction of a welcome center that will highlight for motorists the poten...

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