Hexagon Energy Celebrates the Completion of Tennessee's Largest Landfill Solar Project
Charlottesville, Virginia – June 4, 2019 - Today, Hexagon Energy, an independent energy development firm focused on utility-scale and community solar projects, celebrated the completion of the Somerville Solar facility in Fayette County, Tennessee. The Somerville Solar Project is the largest landfill solar facility in Tennessee. Sited on the closed sections of the Fayette County landfill, the project will reduce landfill maintenance costs while also generating additional revenue for the County. The 2.7 MWdc array will generate approximately 4 million kWh of renewable electricity each year, equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 260 local homes.
Hexagon partnered with Chickasaw Electric Cooperative, Fayette County, and the Town of Somerville to develop the solar photovoltaic (PV) project under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Hexagon was responsible for all aspects of project development, including site selection, PPA negotiation, interconnection, and permitting. The project is now owned and operated by C2 Energy Capital.
“Somerville Solar demonstrates the potential to turn closed landfills into new, local sources of clean energy,” said Drew Price, Managing Director of Hexagon Energy. “We want to thank Chickasaw Electric, Fayette County, and the Town of Somerville for their support and collaboration on this project. This project wouldn’t have happened without their combined efforts and creative thinking. We are honored and proud to have been a part of this groundbreaking project.”