The project will require the installation of 840 solar modules.

Silicon Ranch will sell the electricity to Tennessee Valley Authority and share a portion of the proceeds with Second Harvest.

Construction on the rooftop is currently underway with completion scheduled in the second quarter of 2012.

The solar project at the emergency food bank is the first non-profit partnership of its kind in Tennessee.

It serves as a model for how non-profit organizations can use the financial benefits of solar power to offset costs and provide greater levels of service to the community.

Phoenix Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services as well as long-term operations and maintenance services.