Posted: Jun 7, 2011 10:27 AM
BOWLING GREEN (AP) - Bowling Green should have its first large-scale solar generating facility by the end of the month.
This week workers were installing poles that will hold up some of the 7,000 solar panels planned for a 10-acre site at Scotty's Development.
The poles will have a metal fulcrum that allows the panels to move with the sun and collect the maximum amount of solar energy.
Business owner Jim Scott has told the Daily News the energy produced should be more than enough to offset the costs of powering the three warehouses on the property.
Developers expect the $6 million solar farm to pay for itself in about six years by selling the energy produced to the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The project is part of TVA's Generations Partners Program.
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