Landfill Becomes First In Tenn. With Solar Panels

Since flipping the switch in late March, 832 panels generate roughly one-thousand kilowatt hours every day. “This array would generate enough electricity to power roughly 150 homes for a year,” said Project Manager Matt Smith with Stansell Electric Company. That’s power they produce and sell back to Nashville Electric Service.

“It’s offsetting our energy use that we take off of it, so we kind of get a credit balance on the excess energy that we produce from here,” Binkley said. The Binkleys decided to be the first in the state to top their landfill with solar panels. The finished product is longer than a football field.

“We feel like our family. It’s our responsibility as environmental stewards to do the right thing with our property,” he said.