Valdosta has a larger solar installation than Nashville, Tennessee,
but Valdosta’s is hidden away at the Mud Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
while Nashville’s biggest is on its new
Music City Center.
Which do you think shows the most leadership,
and will attract the most business?
In Lightwave Solar’s May 2013 newsletter,
LightWave Completes Music City Center Solar Project,
LightWave Solar recently completed the installation of a 211
kilo-watt (kW) solar system for the Music City Center, and it is the
largest solar installation in Nashville.
Installed within the guitar shaped structure on the roof, the system
consists of 845 solar panels and four inverters weighing 1,800
pounds each. The system will generate approx. 271,000 kilowatt-hours
per year, enough electricity to power the electric vehicle charging
stations and lighting for the building. Over 25 years, the clean
electricity will offset nearly 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide
emissions, the equivalent of taking 920 cars off the road.
“This project shows great leadership on behalf of the city,” said
Steve Johnson, President of LightWave Solar. “We applaud the mayor’s
vision in making Nashville a more sustainable city with a bright
And leadership can extend even beyond solar into water and habitat: