Power Switch News
Vol. 3, No. 1 Winter
University of Mississippi Intramural Fields Capture Solar Energy
fields that promote healthy living and friendly competition among the
University of Mississippi student body are now also a source of solar
energy. A canopy
of solar electric cells, which doubles as a source of
shade for intramural spectators, was completed in September and generates
up to 30 kilowatts
of electricity—enough to supply up to four homes
renewable energy source on Ole Miss intramural field is unveiled.
(Photo by Robert Jordan, University of Mississippi.)
left to right: Oxford Mayor Richard Howorth, University of Mississippi
Chancellor Robert Khayat, TVA Chairman Glenn McCullough, Jr., North
East Mississippi Electric Power Association General Manager Robert
and U.S. Congressman Roger Wicker. (Photo by Robert Jordan.)
demonstrates how TVA, power distributors and the environmental community
can work together to find ways to use renewable energy sources to produce
electricity,” said TVA Chairman Glenn McCullough, Jr.
According to Oxford
Mayor Richard Howorth, the city is “proud to
partner with the University of Mississippi and TVA to promote green power.”
Florence Water Treatment
The Florence Water Treatment Facility is the most
recent Green Power Switch solar generation to have been dedicated. The
facility generates the newest source of renewable energy available to customers
of four Shoals area utilities—The City of Florence Utilities, Muscle
Shoals Electric Board, Sheffield Utilities and Tuscumbia Electric Department.
A canopy of solar electric
cells began producing electricity at the city facility in late summer.
The solar array generates up to 30 kilowatts of electricity a year using
216 photovoltaic modules mounted on a canopy in the parking lot. The canopy
is 121 feet, 7 inches long and 24 feet, 8 inches wide, with a lower height
of 10 feet.
“The Florence solar site joins a network of 13 others around the Tennessee
Valley that are turning sunlight into clean, renewable energy for the people
of the Shoals and the entire region,” TVA Chairman Glenn McCullough,
left: TVA Chairman Glenn McCullough, Jr.; Richard Morrissey, Manager,
Electricity Department; David Thornton, Manager, Tuscumbia Electric
Department; Rex Burleson, Chairman, Colbert County Commission;
Jack Hilliard, General Manager of Florence Utilities; Forrest Wright,
Executive Director, Shoals Economic Development Authority; Mayor
David Bradford, The City of Muscle Shoals; Kurt Williams, TVA Public
Power Institute; Samuel McEloroy, Member of the Sheffield Utilities
Board; Harvey Casiday, Member of the Sheffield Utilities Board.
In November, Chairman
representatives from Florence Utilities, Sheffield Utilities, Muscle
Shoals Electric Board and the Tuscumbia Electric Department participated
in a dedication
at the solar generation site.
Green Power Switch News is a quarterly newsletter produced cooperatively
by the Tennessee Valley Authority, distributors of TVA power, and the
environmental community to provide information about the status and growth
of Green Power Switcha renewable energy option.
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