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Husqvarna in Nashville hosted a flip-the-switch ceremony Wednesday morning to mark the completion of a solar power installation at Husqvarna Plastics, located north of town on Old Airport Road.

The ceremony included remarks from Plant Manager Marty Renfrow, Mayor Billy Ray Jones, Today’s Power, General Manager Tony Cochran, and other Husqvarna officials.

Todd Anderson served as project lead and says the installation is part of a larger initiative and long term vision to reduce Co2 emissions.

Valentin Dahlhaus, senior vice president of group operations for Husqvarna, said the company has extended the Sustainability Initative with this investment of a 1 Megawatt Solar Electric Generating Facility in Nashville. Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin also spoke at the event and talked about encouraging projects of this nature to create job growth.

The solar array uses approximately 4 and 1/2 acres of property and has been finished as a service utility level installation.