The Alicity Group LLC has installed North Georgia's and EPB of Chattanooga’s first Single Axis Tracker Solar Farm at 901 Glentanna St. in Rossville. The new solar farm, which began operations Nov. 1, is expected to produce 1,625,000 kWhr annually.
CEO Barny Danks said, "This project is unique in many areas. The new solar farm features a single axis tracking system. This enables the solar panels to move with the sun throughout the day further enhancing energy production. Additionally, by raising our panels 11 feet, we installed our solar farm on what most consider an unusable track of land in the flood plain."
The Solar Farm will produce enough energy throughout the year to power approximately 125 area homes. As a grid-tied system, the Solar Farm provides power when the sun is shining, and when the sun is not, the power comes from other sources provided by TVA. The advantage offered by the solar farm is its ability to provide power to area homes even when other generators are unavailable due to inclement weather or other system outages.
EPB is on the forefront of enabling systems, such as Rossville Solar Farm, to enhance their distribution grid with reliability and resiliency, said officials.
The Alicity Group LLC and its group of financial partners have invested capital in Rossville, Walker County, Chattanooga, and the surrounding area's local economy--from construction costs of $1.5 million to hiring Chubby's (the local BBQ restaurant) to cater the open house. Charlie Fiechter, Greenleaf-TNX Resources, LLC (a project financial partner) said, “We are pleased to partner with Alicity to finance and construct the largest single axis solar project in EPB territory to date. We are looking forward to working with our Chattanooga partners to bringing even larger projects online in the coming months.”
For more information about this solar energy project please contact The Alicity Group at 847-5193.