TVA announces solar installations being setup for Facebook

Tennessee and Alabama are obtaining their largest solar power projects, supplying 100 percent renewable energy to Facebook data center.

Officials with Tennessee Valley Authority announced an agreement with two developers to build the electricity providers.

John Bradley, TVAs senior vice president of Economic Development, said on Friday that First Solar in Colbert County, Alabama and NextEra Energy Resource in Lincoln County, Tennessee, will produce 377 MW between them to supply Facebooks data center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Doug Perry, TVA vice president of Commercial Energy Solutions, says they have a federal utility plan on investing $8 billion in renewable energy over next 20 years.