Agricenter International is host to Tennessee's first large-scale tracking solar system.

kW
1 MWdc
Project Size
Solar Panels
4,160
Solar Modules
Greenhouse
10 acres
Site Footprint

Building on Silicon Ranch’s reputation as a pioneer and leader in the solar industry

This 1 megawatt solar farm at Agricenter International in Memphis consists of 4,160 photovoltaic modules manufactured by Sharp at their Memphis manufacturing facility and are mounted on single-axis trackers. Agricenter International bills itself as the World’s Largest Urban Farm and Research Test Facility and hosts thousands of school children each year who visit the solar farm as part of their tour of the Agricenter’s research activities.

Read more about this project:

Delta Farm Press – “Agricenter Turning Sunshine Into Electricity”

 

 

A long-term, more sustainable future
“This significant solar farm, perched here in the middle of Agricenter and Shelby Farms, is a testament to our commitment to move forward. This solar farm will not solve America's energy needs, but this farm and others like it are undoubtedly part of a long-term, more sustainable future.”

-Bill Gillon, Agricenter Chairman

Project Partners

Memphis Light, Gas & Water
Tennessee Valley Authority
LightWave Solar