Solar farm under construction in Memphis
Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 8:12 pm
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 02.07.12
MEMPHIS (AP) — A solar farm under construction at Agricenter International will be among the first in the state to include a solar tracking system.
Agricenter President John Charles Wilson told The Commercial Appeal the system will allow the panels to move so they face the sun all day, improving the efficiency of the solar array.
They should generate enough power to provide electricity to about 200 homes. Silicon Ranch, owned by former Gov. Phil Bredesen, is paying to construct the array and will own it. The company plans to sell power to Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and receive a TVA subsidy.
In 10 years, Agricenter will be given an option to purchase the array.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com