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Despite the objections of some Shelby County residents, LG&E and KU Energy are moving forward with plans to construct Kentucky's second "community solar" farm. 

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Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are planning a new way to offer solar energy to residential customers. 

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The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Department of the Navy broke ground Friday on a project in western Tennessee that will eventually be the state’s largest solar facility.

The ceremony was held in conjunction with Earth Day. Construction won't begin in earnest until sometime next year at the Shelby County site, north of Memphis,  which will cover 400 acres with 580,000 solar panels.

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Kentucky’s largest utility company has unveiled the commonwealth’s largest solar plant.

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Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are unveiling the company’s first solar array Tuesday. The solar array was approved in 2014 by state regulators, and is Kentucky’s first utility-scale solar energy system.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority has been walking back incentives for rooftop solar panels. But that hasn’t put a damper on demand. There was a frenzy to snap up this year’s available wattage, which became available  last week.


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  The Murray Calloway Transit Authority is exploring the prospect of powering its offices with solar panels.

Executive director Bjarne Hansen says the MCTA currently powers its bus stop lighting with solar panels, and has been working with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Murray Electric toward making all of its operations solar-powered.

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Fort Campbell is closer to breaking ground on an alternative energy project that will build the largest solar array in the state. 

Last week, project coordinators received the green light to break ground in two weeks’ time which will see installation of 5,814 solar modules on 25 acres generating over 2,466 megawatt-hours of electricity annually.  

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a 10 megawatt solar array,making it the first utility-scale solar energy system to be built in the commonwealth. It’ll be built near the Brown Power Plant in Mercer County, southwest of Lexington.

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