Solar panels Installed at Cookeville Business Park

Construction of a 1 megawatt solar facility is underway in the Cookeville Highlands Industrial Business Park.  The city and county signed a lease agreement with Powerhouse Ten, LLC  earlier this year to construct the system inside the business park. The proposed 20 year lease has two options for five-year renewals. The payments made to the city and county would be based on 4 percent of the revenue generated by the project or $6,000 annually, whichever is greater.  "We built the interconnection,"

Tony Peek, Cookeville Electric Department director, said of the city's role. "We worked with the company to install facilities to provide power to the electric lines to get it on the grid."

For more information about that program, call Karen Brown at 520-5422 or