Google, TVA, Origis Energy, and Excelsior Energy Capital celebrate completion of 100 MW Skyhawk Solar project in Obion County, TN
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., MIAMI, Fla., and EXCELSIOR, Minn. – April 25, 2023 – Today representatives from Google, The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Origis Energy and Excelsior Energy Capital celebrated the completion of Skyhawk Solar, a 100 MW (MWac) project located in Obion County, TN. Skyhawk Solar is a utility-scale solar project in Tennessee now supplying carbon-free energy (CFE) to Google’s data centers in Montgomery County, Tennessee, and Jackson County, Alabama.
Lawmakers, community members and other project stakeholders joined the “Flip the Switch” celebration held on the project site near the Everett – Stewart Regional Airport.
Skyhawk Solar, announced in 2020, was developed under the TVA Green Invest program and contributes to TVA’s continued push to grow clean energy in its seven-state service territory.
“Skyhawk demonstrates what is possible when we come together with a shared vision to use low cost, clean, reliable, renewable energy to drive jobs and investments into the communities we serve,” said Doug Perry, Senior Vice President TVA Commercial Energy Solutions. “Together with our partners, we are building the nation’s most advanced energy system to help us meet our decarbonization and energy security goals.”
Origis Energy developed and constructed the project under a strategic alliance with TVA, utilizing a proven development model which emphasizes respectful community engagement and a mission to ensure projects benefit the local regions in which they are constructed.
“Origis is proud to be part of Skyhawk Solar, a clean energy project helping to fulfill TVA and Google decarbonization goals while contributing significant economic benefits to local communities for decades to come,” said Johan Vanhee, Chief Commercial and Procurement Office, Origis Energy. “With expert analysis, we estimate the project to have brought $23 million in local co