Solar

A new initiative announced Wednesday will install up to 12 megawatts of solar power in Virginia’s historic coalfield region over the next three years. Persistence should be Adam Wells’ middle name. The nonprofit organizer’s vision of embedding solar energy training, jobs and renewable power in his native Appalachia is on the verge of happening after...
Solar

On Thursday, The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) confirmed that the new 70-MW solar facility in Madison County, Tennessee, will support Facebook’s operations in the region. TVA is partnering with Silicon Ranch to develop the carbon-free energy. Silicon Ranch will fund construction of the solar facility and will own and operate the plant. The project will...
O&M

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals from private companies and governments, existing technology is not enough to achieve these targets. The Low-Carbon Resources...
Baseload

Silicon Ranch announced its implementation of what it is calling ‘regenerative energy’ at the 53-MW Millington Solar Farm in Tennessee. Regenerative energy co-locates clean energy generation and regenerative agriculture to manage vegetation, restore ecosystems and biodiversity, sequester carbon and improve water quality. Silicon Ranch, in partnership with Cabriejo Ranch, launched holistic planned grazing at the...
Solar

General Motors’ (GM) Spring Hill Manufacturing plant is expected to be powered by 100% solar energy by late 2022. The green tariff agreement with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will supply up to 100 MW of solar energy annually, according to the company. The energy will be supplied by a solar farm in Lowndes County, Mississippi,...
Solar

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced is selection of First Solar and Origis Energy to develop 212 MW of solar power to reach the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB)’s March 2020 renewable energy commitment. KUB is using the TVA Green Invest program to reach this goal. As part of the initiative, TVA entered into a 20-year Power...
Utility Scale

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced today that it is seeking proposals to develop 200 megawatts of renewable energy that can be brought online by the end of 2023. Proposals are due to TVA by April 24, 2020. TVA will announce the selected proposals in the fall 2020 timeframe. Developers can review TVA’s request for...
Utility Scale

In its latest quarterly financial call, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced the addition of 484 MW of new contracted solar capacity since December, an increase of 44 percent. These five new projects resulted from TVA’s 2019 request for proposals for renewable energy projects and have been matched to customer requests for new renewable energy....
C&I

An agreement announced last week between Nashville Electric Service, Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Valley Authority will bring new, large-scale renewable energy to the Tennessee Valley through TVA’s Green Invest program. The partnership is the first of its kind under the new program, which matches demand for green power from large business and industrial customers...