This is the first solar project that TVA owns, setting a precedent for TVA directly owning solar projects. The Tennessee Valley Authority is finishing the Allen Natural Gas Plant located in southwest Shelby County of Memphis. This is only the first look into cleaner renewable energy TVA is beginning to use as a fuel alternative.
The Allen Natural Gas Plant is comprised of a new one megawatt solar array in early August, officials knew that even a few cloudy days wouldn't slow down their goal of embracing cleaner, more renewable energy.
"This produces enough power for about 120 average homes," says Scott Brooks with TVA public relations.
The roughly 3,100 solar panels are directly connected to the Allen Natural Gas Plant, which is still under construction. But the two are already working together after a big milestone just this past weekend.