Construction of the Phipps Bend Nuclear Power plant kicked off in 1978. Tucked in a bend of the Holston River near Surgoinsville, Tennessee, the project was expected to revitalize the area’s economy. The electricity it generated would reach the entire coverage area of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Just a few years into the project, energy demand and prices were falling. The partial nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island triggered increased citizen concerns along with increased costs to meet new regulatory requirements. The TVA Board of Directors ceased construction in 1981. The plant was never operational.
While an industrial park was developed nearby in the late 1980s, the plant was only used for safety training exercises – until now.
Cypress Creek Renewables teams up with United Renewable Energy to co-develop 12 solar-plus-storage projects in North Carolina
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (PRWEB) JUNE 27, 2017
Cypress Creek Renewables, the nation’s fastest-growing solar farm developer, announces its collaboration with United Renewable Energy to co-develop a series of 12 solar-plus-storage projects with Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) in North Carolina. The 12 projects have a combined storage capacity of 12 MWhs, making them one of the largest solar-plus-storage portfolios in the country. The projects are set to commence construction this month and are expected to be on line by October 2017.
SUMMERVILLE, Ga. — Even under Thursday morning’s overcast skies, the new 1,400-panel solar array perched on the roof of a Mohawk Industries building was generating power. The array can produce up to 628,000 kilowatt-hours a year, roughly enough to power around 55 homes annually. The project was a coming-together of flooring manufacturer Mohawk, clean energy firm Constellation, solar infrastructure firm United Renewable Energy LLC and utility provider Georgia Power. Officials from all four were on hand Thursday morning to celebrate the new array’s unveiling.