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The Tennessee Solar Institute announced this Spring that its Solar Innovation grant program has helped grow 35 solar-related companies statewide.
More than $13.4 million in private dollars have been leveraged from the Solar Innovation Grant program logging more than 80,000 job hours, according to a news release.
The program receives $12 million in public funding.
The following are excerpts from a Solar Institute press release:
The Innovation Grant program facilitated such success stories as:
In addition to start-ups, well-established solar companies in Tennessee have taken advantage of TSI grants. These grants have allowed companies like Sharp Manufacturing Company of America, and AGC Flat Glass to embark on energy efficiency upgrades and worker training.
TSI’s Solar Innovation Grant program has created a stronger, more competitive solar value chain in Tennessee. A value chain that includes 180 for-profit companies and employs over 6,400 Tennesseans in solar and solar-related industries.