Ribbon Cutting for 1 MW Solar Array in Oak Ridge, TN
On Thursday, April 9, 2015 at The Heritage Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, LightWave Solar will join 1 MW Powerhouse Six solar project developers for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the new solar system’s commissioning.
Powerhouse Six is a 1 MW utility‑scale photovoltaic electric power‑generating facility developed under a partnership between Restoration Services, Inc. and Vis Solis, Inc. in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, URS│CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee, and the city of Oak Ridge in Tennessee. The engineering, procurement, and construction of Powerhouse Six were performed by Vis Solis with LightWave Solar as the primary subcontractor.
“LightWave Solar, a pioneering member of the Tennessee solar community, is grateful to be a part of the team with Vis Solis and RSI,” says LightWave Solar President Steve Johnson.
The project is located on a 5-acre parcel at the Heritage Center, and the system’s solar electricity will be sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) though an interconnection with the City of Oak Ridge Electric Department.
The Heritage Center industrial park is a large complex spawned from the Manhattan project. In 1996, a reindustrialization program was launched by DOE and the Oak Ridge community that focused on the reuse of DOE’s former research and development facilities.