Surge of solar farms heats up Scenic City

SUN SPOTSRecipients of Tennessee Solar Institute installation grants in Hamilton County:• 350 Corporate Place LLC• 650 Wauhatchie Pike LLC• Adman Electric Inc.• Advanced Technical Ceramics Co.• Alstom• BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee• Hayward Bolt and Specialty Co. Inc.• Hiwassee Builders Supply• Northgate Parts Inc.• Riverview Animal Hospital• Southeastern Sales Inc.• Southern Champion Tray• Top Flight Inc.• WrigleySource: Tennessee Solar Institute

Its nickname is "Project Titan."

The biggest solar park in Tennessee will be located in Chattanooga when the $30 million project comes on line next to the Volkswagen plant later this year.

While the 65-acre VW facility will be big, it's just one of an array of solar projects which are or will be producing power in the Chattanooga area. Together, the projects make Hamilton County one of the largest, if not the biggest, generator of the energy statewide.