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New solar facilities at Tennessee


DENSO is a leading mobility supplier. Silicon Ranch is one of the nation’s largest independent power producers. They broke ground on a new solar facility at DENSO’s Maryville, Tennessee. Together with the City of Maryville Electric Department and Tennessee Valley Authority.

Solar farm

Firstly, it is the first of four solar production facilities the group plans to bring online in the state  Harnessing solar power helps DENSO in achieving carbon neutrality by 2035; and Peace of Mind, creating a safe and seamless world for all.

Secondly, the farm will also strengthen its involvement in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants program; and bolster broader efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing operations and energy use.

Thirdly, with the projects 100 percent of electrical needs for DENSO’s Maryville facility will be sourced from renewable energy. This will help the Maryville location, which is a manufacturing hub for DENSO electrification and safety systems. Moreover, it Will support greater sustainability locally through its operations and across North America with its products.

Our mission is to contribute to a better world, and as part of that, we’re committed to reducing CO2 emissions, not only through our products, but also in our operations and processes.

Shinichi Nakamizo, president of DENSO’s Maryville facility and a Senior Director of DENSO Corporation.

Energy production

In addition, through collaboration with the City of Maryville Electric Department and Silicon Ranch, DENSO will access a portion of the total 10.5 megawatts of solar energy produced under TVA’s Generation Flexibility program.

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The TVA program enables participating local power companies (LPCs) to generate up to 5% of their total energy load to meet the renewable energy goals of their customers, attract sustainability-focused businesses to their communities, and solve individual challenges for their distribution systems.

TVA has been bringing renewable energy to the Valley for over 20 years, and this partnership using TVA Green programs expands the reach that our Green Renewable Solutions have on local communities across our región.

Doug Perry, TVA Senior Vice President of Commercial Energy Solutions.

Finally, DENSO is committed to continuously innovating to protect the environment and society.


DENSO is a $45.1 billion global mobility supplier. Also, it develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. It invests in its 198 facilities to produce electrification system, powertrain system, thermal system, mobility electronics, & advanced devices, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. Additionally, it has 167,000+ employees. They are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. It is globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan.

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. It employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers, and skilled workers across 51 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico.

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About Silicon Ranch

Founded in 2011. Silicon Ranch is a fully integrated provider of customized renewable energy, carbon, and battery storage solutions for a diverse set of partners across North America.

About the City of Maryville

The City of Maryville is a municipality in Blount County, Tennessee. It serves over 30,000 residents and 5,000 commercial and industrial customers.

About Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors. It serves nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states.

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