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Vanderbilt University, Nashville partner with TVA, NES on new solar farm

November 12, 2020

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
November 12, 2020

Vanderbilt University and the city of Nashville, Tenn., recently announced a Green Invest partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service that calls for the construction of a solar farm to be built in Tullahoma, Tenn., by Nashville-based Silicon Ranch Corp.

Vanderbilt will be a 25-megawatt co-subscriber to the array for campus operations. The new solar farm project is scheduled for completion in 2023.

This marks the university’s second solar project with TVA, NES and Silicon Ranch through TVA’s Green Invest program.

In January, TVA reported that a partnership between Nashville Electric Service, Vanderbilt University and TVA to bring new, large-scale renewable energy to the Tennessee Valley marked the first of its kind under the Green Invest program.

TVA’s Green Invest program leverages long-term agreements to build new, large-scale renewable energy installations through a competitive bid process.

In other recent Green Invest news, TVA on Nov. 9 said that a new 100-megawatt solar facility in Obion County, Tenn., will supply energy to Google’s data centers in Clarksville, Tenn., and Hollywood, Ala.