Hexagon Energy Awarded 2-MW Project via TVA’s Distributed Solar Solutions Initiative
Hexagon Energy has been awarded a 2.7 MWdc solar project as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Distributed Solar Solutions (DSS) initiative.
On Tuesday, TVA announced that it had awarded 16.7 MW of solar to projects in four local power company (LPC) service areas. DSS is a TVA pilot program designed to encourage LPC solar projects that explore technical and financial innovations, minimize use of undeveloped land, and provide benefits back to the local community. Working together with Chickasaw Electric Cooperative and Fayette County, Hexagon Energy proposed a 2.7 MWdc solar project, located atop closed sections of the Fayette County Landfill. Sited on otherwise unusable public property, the Somerville Solar Center will provide additional revenue to Fayette County, while avoiding the use of prime agricultural land for energy projects.
Hexagon Energy is working with Chickasaw, Fayette County, and the Town of Somerville to complete the remaining design and permitting work. Construction is expected to begin in early 2018, and the facility is expected to begin producing power for local homes by the fall 2018. Once completed, the Somerville Solar Center is expected to be the state’s largest landfill solar project.