Thursday, April 26, 2012

Harvest the Sun at the West Tennessee solar farm

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The West Tennessee solar farm (WTSF) is now open!

Deputy Daniel Poneman Secretary of energy attended the WTSF band recently cut. With a capacity of five megawatts, the WTSF is the largest photovoltaic plant in the State of Tennessee and the seven-State Tennessee Valley Authority region. I-40 in Haywood County located the WTSF is expected to produce enough energy, power to 500 houses and offset-250 tons of coal per month. With $31 million in American recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds from the Department of energy, the WTSF is the largest project under DOE's State energy program.

Over 100,000 hours of work, had to install 21.434 solar panels and connect the WTSF to the network. Proceeds from the sale of which is used to operate, maintain, expand Arrays, as well as related activities finance education and demonstration models. Tennessee Department of transportation will soon start of construction on an information and Welcome Center at the WTSF. Is expected to be completed in 2013 the Center, which will house an interactive educational display. Read the full story on the Energy Department blog.

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