Clean, green, solar energy is arriving in Jackson in 2021.
Community Development Enterprises is building a $60,000,000 Community-Solar Microgrid on Roosevelt Parkway to provide solar power to nearby colleges, public facilities, and businesses.
The solar and its batteries will supply customers with nearly all the power they use, day and night, directly wired from the solar to customers’ buildings. Customers will also remain connected to the utility grid for any additional power required.
When the grid goes down, customers will continue to receive uninterruptible power from the Solar Microgrid.
Hardened against even tornadoes: the solar panels have been proven to withstand 240 mph winds, and the batteries are in their own air-conditioned, fireproof, windproof buildings.
Acquiring your own commercial solar facility in Jackson is hard to justify economically. There is no net metering or Tennessee incentives. The weather is not ideal. It requires adequate-sized, unshaded rooftops or acreage and you have ongoing operating and maintenance costs. But through economies of scale and tax benefits not available to individual solar owners, a Solar Microgrid solves all these problems.
Guaranteed to lower your electricity rates
Rates guaranteed for 20 years
Options to renew for two more five-year terms
No more unpredictable utility-rate increases
No more costly power failures
Ability to monitor your usage by circuit
No equipment, wiring, or maintenance costs
- Going green
- Higher-quality power
- Tight control of voltage and frequency
- Steady, reliable, high-quality power
- Lengthens the life of machinery
- No more brown-outs, voltage drops, or frequency fluctuations
- Nationwide publicity: first city in America with a full-time, commercial, Solar Microgrid
- Pioneering in green energy
- Availability of solar and uninterruptible power to attract new businesses, especially manufacturers
- Uninterruptible power to storm shelters and first responders for weather emergencies
- Improve property values and increase property taxes
- Increased job opportunities
- New programs at Jackson colleges for careers in solar