Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) today announced it has fully committed more than $9 million in Solar Installation grants to Tennessee businesses. Through this program, 108 projects, valued at more than $33 million, have been approved for new solar photovoltaic installations across the state. These installations will produce an estimated 5.8 megawatts of additional solar conversion, increasing Tennessee’s total solar usage from 2.5 megawatts to over 8 megawatts.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry will offer a continuing education course for dental assistants at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education in downtown Kingsport on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.
Governor Phil Bredesen today joined a consortium of public and private universities in the state to announce a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to boost the state’s energy-related research and education efforts. The grant is one of the largest ever awarded in Tennessee by the NSF.
Susan Tours Simek, mother of University of Tennessee Interim President Jan Simek, passed away Thursday morning in Knoxville. A longtime resident of California, Mrs. Simek had lived in a Knoxville nursing home for the past six years. She was 89.
Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) today announced it is seeking grant applications for $14.5 million in incentives for solar innovation projects that encourage the development of Tennessee’s solar industry. The Solar Innovation Grant Program is the second grant opportunity available through the $23.5 million Solar Opportunity Fund. Designed to speed the deployment of renewable energy resources, the Solar Opportunity Fund is part of Gov. Phil Bredesen’s Volunteer State Solar Initiative, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.