Solar power plant lights up abandoned nuclear project

Since 1981, 36 years ago, the Phipps Bend Nuclear Power Plant in Surgoinsville, Tennessee has sat abandoned. As of today – that site is finally producing CO2 free electricity, but instead with a 1MW solar power plant. The solar power plant is 1MW of peak production. The plant will produce approximately 1,100-1,400MWh/year. Considering the average household uses about 11MWh/year and contains 2.5 people, a system like this will provide enough electricity to balance out about 100 households and 250 people.

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