New Solar Farms in West Tenn. Signal Growth

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Bloomberg Businessweek

Two new solar energy farms are generating a small but growing supply of electricity in West Tennessee, the latest signs of progress in an industry that proponents say is primed to add jobs and bolster rural and urban power supply.

Hundreds gathered Wednesday in Memphis for a solar energy symposium and the dedication of a 1 megawatt solar farm. Industry leaders also met Thursday in Stanton to formally open Tennessee's largest solar generating facility. It uses its more than 21,000 panels to harness the sun's energy and produce 5 megawatts of power.

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