The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is constructing a one megawatt solar facility near its Allen gas site in Memphis which is set to be completed by September of this year.
More than 3,000 solar panels will be installed over three acres of land, which will provide enough electricity to power about 120 average homes.
Combined with the five megawatts of biogas generation from the Allen gas plant, which is also under construction, the projects will produce enough renewable energy to power approximately 3,000 homes.
The $1.3 million installation will make the facility the largest TVA-owned solar project of its kind in TVA's service area.
Over the course of the next 20 years, TVA plans to invest around $8 billion in renewable energy projects, supporting the Authority's stated commitment to creating cleaner, diversified energy.