Alabama public power utility Huntsville Utilities, Toyota Alabama and Toyota Tsusho America Inc. on April 5 announced a power purchase agreement to support a 168-acre, $49 million solar project.
The 30-megawatt solar-generated system will be located in the North Huntsville Industrial Park, surrounding the Toyota engine plant. It is expected to generate 62,000 megawatt hours annually.
TAI's Energy Infrastructure Solutions team led the project's development and will manage the construction, scheduled to begin this spring. As the owner of the solar facility, they will be responsible for long-term operations.
Through a long-term agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority, the facility is part of a shift in TVA's relationship with local power companies across the Tennessee River Valley.
The solar facility is scheduled to begin generating solar energy in summer 2024.