National Solar Tour shows off Rossville solar farm developed by Chattanooga-based Alicity Group

Rossville Solar Farm founder Harold Barny Danks, right, walks with his son, Trey, beneath one row of panels at the six acre property in Rossville.

As the Tennessee Valley wraps up its warmest October start on record, the solar industry on Saturday will show off the power of the sun to keep things cool.

The National Solar Tour this weekend will showcase solar farms and solar energy installations at 858 sites in 46 states across the country, including an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at a Rossville solar farm developed by the Chattanooga-based Alicity Group.

Solar power generated about 2% of America's electricity supply last year and the Solar Energy Industries Association industry group published a roadmap Monday branded as the "Solar+Decade" to increase solar power to 20 percent of U.S. power generation by 2030.

TVA currently has 1,099 megawatts of installed solar power, which helped TVA meet three of its top four power peaks ever for October this week when peak demands topped 28,000 megawatts Monday through Thursday amid record-breaking temperatures.