TVA announces two new solar-powered sites in Alabama and Tennessee

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7 December 2011, Nuclear, Solar, Wind

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Officials from TVA, Huntsville Utilities and site host Huntsville Botanical Garden dedicated a 23-kilowatt installation at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The site can generate approximately 30,000 kilowatt-hours annually, the company said.

Another Green Power Switch solar site, with a capacity of 19.7-kilowatts, will be dedicated on Dec. 8, at Gibson County High School in Dyer, Tenn., during a ceremony featuring officials from TVA, Gibson Electric Membership Corp. and Gibson County Special School District. The Gibson County site can generate approximately 24,000 kilowatt-hours annually.

The average household in the TVA service area uses about 14,000 kilowatthours per year. Though these new solar sites will produce only enough electricity for a few homes, they will be valuable educational and demonstration tools for the public. Together, the two new solar sites will add nearly 43 kilowatts of clean solar capacity to the Green Power Switch program, adding to the strong growth of renewable energy in the Tennessee Valley, the company added.

"In the 10 years since TVA became the first utility in the Southeast to offer consumers clean electricity through Green Power Switch, we've seen a renewable energy renaissance take root in the Tennessee Valley," said John Trawick, TVA senior vice president for Commercial Operations and Pricing. "Green Power Switch continues to attract new consumers, and these new solar sites will support their commitment to renewable energy."

Source: Datamonitor

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