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Green Power Switch News
Vol. 2, No. 2—
Spring 2002

Twelfth Green Power Switch solar facility is up and running

photo of sunTVA’s 12th Green Power Switch solar facility went online February 25. The facility is located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and can produce about 10,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year. The 8.6-kilowatt direct current installation consists of seventy-two 120-watt polycrystalline modules supplied by BP Solar. ORNL will use this installation to study the effects on rooftop shading, and eventually various storage applications will be combined with the solar generation.

Mark Your Calendar

April 13: Hunstville, AL
Burritt on the Mountain is hosting “Energy, Energy Conservation, and Alternative Conservation.” This educational event will highlight energy conservation at home. For more information, contact Jeff Hughes at 256-512-0146 or go to

April 19: Chattanooga, TN
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Environmental Education Alliance are hosting an Earth Day event called the Public Interest Environmental Symposium. The event is scheduled for all day on the campus of UTC. Contact Jerri Phillips at 423-877-2688 for additional information.

April 20: Knoxville, TN
Come and join this year's EarthFest 2002 activities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call John Homa at 865-215-2872 or log on to to find out more.

April 20: Nashville, TN
Join the City of Nashville and Earth Day Festival Partners at Centennial Park from noon to 7 p.m. for Nashville’s Earth Day Festival 2002, whose theme is Protect Our Home. For more information contact the coordinating committee at 615-242-5600 or Also check the Web site at

April 22: Earth Day

April 27: Gatlinburg, TN
The first annual Gatlinburg Earth Day Celebration will include fun activities, educational programs, and music for children and adults. To find out more, call Michael Hughes at 865-436-0339 or visit


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In this issue

The Switch Is On at the Johnson City Power Board

Also: Big Orange goes green

Straight from the mountaintop

Twelfth Green Power Switch solar facility is up and running


Updates: Generation and participation figures