1-MW community solar project coming to Knoxville, Tennessee

Solar Alliance Energy will install a 1-MW solar project in Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB), an independent agency of the City of Knoxville.

Solar Alliance will design, engineer and install the 1-MW project, which is scheduled to begin construction in April 2022 and is targeted for completion in August 2022.

“This large community solar project for KUB builds on our growing utility customer base and we are proud to support KUB in delivering the benefits of solar to Knoxville,” said Solar Alliance CEO Myke Clark. “Solar Alliance is a Knoxville-based leader in the commercial and utility solar sector and this project illustrates our commitment to our local community while building strong relationships with utilities. It also shows our growth as a company as we continue to aggressively grow our backlog of large projects. The potential for solar growth in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the US Southeast is massive, and we have become a market leader in this rapidly growing industry.”

KUB previously announced that 20% of Knoxville’s electricity will be generated from solar energy, through participation in TVA’s Green Invest program. In total, KUB will secure enough solar energy to power about 83,000 homes.

“We are so excited to bring Knoxville its first Community Solar site and are looking forward to partnering with Solar Alliance and the City of Knoxville to make it happen,” KUB President & CEO Gabriel Bolas said. “This is another way we support solar energy generation, and it also makes the benefits of solar power more accessible to our community members.”

Solar Alliance and KUB also entered into an O&M agreement for the project. The initial term is for one year. Upon mutual agreement of the parties, the term may be extended for up to four additional one-year renewal terms.

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