Energy firm Dominion Resources has acquired two solar energy projects with a combined capacity of 32 MW in southwest Tennessee, US.

Strata Solar is developing the two 16MW projects, dubbed Mulberry Farm and Selmer Farm, in McNairy County, near the town of Selmer.

Both the stand-alone solar energy projects are anticipated to enter commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2014 and once the developments are operational, Strata Solar will also handle ongoing operations and maintenance.

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will buy all power and environmental attributes from both projects under its renewable standard offer program.

Grid connection will take place through facilities owned and operated by Pickwick Electric Cooperative.

Commenting on the acquisition, Dominion Generation chief executive officer David Christian said this is another important addition to the company’s portfolio of solar energy.

"We believe it is necessary to develop and maintain a diverse generation mix, ranging from traditional sources to renewable energy. These two projects strategically align with our regulated and unregulated generation portfolio," Christian said.

The acquisitions bring Dominion’s total solar generating portfolio to 212MW.