Stansell Electric Installs Largest Solar Array in Middle Tennessee
Stansell Electric Company has outfitted its corporate headquarters with the largest solar array in Middle Tennessee. This million dollar installation is expected to produce approximately 259,000 Kilowatt hours of power in the first year of use and will continue to produce power at comparable levels for the next 25 to 30 years. The array will produce enough clean, renewable energy to power approximately 50 average sized homes, and is expected to pay for itself in less than seven years. David Stansell, Stansell Electric’s President, stated “once we understood the business proposition, the decision for us to pursue the project was obvious.”
This project was made possible in part by a solar installation grant from the Tennessee Solar Institute. The Tennessee Solar Institute is part of the Volunteer State Solar Initiative, a comprehensive solar energy and economic development program that was established using $62.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding received by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.