Largest Solar Development in Tennessee Comes Online


Tennessee’s largest solar farm is now operational at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South in Millington.

The project is the result of a public-private partnership among the City of Millington, the U.S. Navy, Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Silicon Ranch Corp. Nashville-based Silicon Ranch, the U.S. solar platform for Shell, employed more than 300 people to construct the 53 MW facility, which will provide power to the NSA Mid-South and TVA at cost-competitive rates for the next 20 years.

As part of the partnership, Silicon Ranch signed a long-term lease with the U.S. Navy for 72 acres of base land and purchased an adjacent 348 acres from the Millington Industrial Development Board (MIDB).  While the majority of the solar array is located on the adjacent private land, the naval installation received a brand-new alternative electrical feed that will increase energy security and resilience at NSA Mid-South.

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