RWE Renewables has teamed up with Facebook and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to build a 150MW solar array in Shelby County.

The internet giant will use most of the capacity, or 110MW, to support datacentre operations in Gallatin and the broader Tennessee Valley with power. Construction is expected to begin mid next year, with operations slated to start in late 2023.

RWE will own and operate the array through a long-term power purchase agreement with TVA.

“We are excited to cooperate with Facebook and TVA to develop one of the world’s most advanced solar farms,” RWE Renewables chief executive Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath said.