Volkswagen Chattanooga has began the installation of solar panels at their Solar Park.
The solar installation will have 33,600 solar panels and will be the largest single array field in Tennessee.
The system will generate approximately 13.1 gigawatt hours of electricity annually and 12.5 percent of the energy for the manufacturing plant. This will be a 9.58 megawatt ground-mount photovoltaic solar system with (9.58 MWdc/7.6MW ac) optimum power generated.
Approximately 65 acres of land have been dedicated for the solar array and is an important aspect of Volkswagen Chattanooga’s Platinum LEED Certification. Twelve hundred homes could be powered for a year from the energy generated by the Volkswagen solar park.
The construction is expected to be completed in fourth quarter of 2012. Installation will be constructed by Phoenix Solar and its partner Silicon Ranch.
This will be the largest single solar array field in Tennessee.
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