Tennessee’s rapidly-growing solar industry received another boost today when the Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) announced $7.27 million in Solar Innovation Grant awards to companies across the volunteer state. Each of the 59 projects to 38 businesses representing each of Tennessee’s nine U.S. congressional districts will build on and enhance the already substantial steps taken to continue the strong growth of Tennessee’s solar value chain.
Creating jobs and facilitating Tennessee’s ever-expanding solar industry are the goals of the Solar Innovation Grant Program, says David Millhorn, executive vice president, University of Tennessee. “This announcement is another big win for Tennessee’s solar industry,” said Millhorn. “These grants give companies across the solar value chain the edge they need to be highly competitive and to continue Tennessee’s distinction as a clean energy leader.”