Abandoned Power Plant Turns Into Solar Farm

The abandoned Phipps Bend Nuclear Power Plant is now producing CO2-free electricity thanks to a newly built 1-megawatt solar farm.

Birdseye Renewable Energy joined forces with United Renewable Energy to design and construct a solar farm in Hawkins County, Tenn. The 1-megawatt solar power facility was built on the site of the abandoned Phipps Bend nuclear power plant near Surgoinsville, Tenn.

The solar array comprises almost 3,000 ground mount solar panels on four acres adjacent to the gray concrete structures that were abandoned mid-construction. The Phipps Bend panels utilize a tracking system that adjusts the angle of the panels to receive optimal sunlight throughout the day. The energy generated at the facility is sold to Holston Electric as part of Tennessee Valley Authority’s Distributed Solar Solutions program. The project is said to provide sufficient energy to power 100 average-sized homes…

Abandoned Power Plant Turns Into Solar Farm

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