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solar panels for coffee shop in TN USA

by Celia

I am looking for a grant for a coffee shop that wants to install solar panels and get off the grid. We are located in Memphis TN....any suggestions?
Yes Celia,

There is a grant for you. read details here.


The State of Tennessee Economic and Community Development Energy Division is now offering a pilot grant program for businesses to install renewable energy systems at their facilities. To qualify, the facility where the system will be installed must undergo an energy audit. The grant amounts are 40% of the installed cost for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, wind, solar water heating, hydrogen fuel cells and solar hybrid lighting up to a maximum of $75,000. The minimum grant amount is $5,000.

Note that the Tennessee Clean Energy Technology Grant is only for businesses. Homes and non-profits, such as schools and churches, are not eligible for the program.

However... A grant may still have you face a substantial up-front cost. We are aware of an approach where straight-out rental of a solar system and a surprisingly small upfront payment has the effect of you enjoying the benefits of a solar system immediately, at low cost. If you want to know more about this option please contact us here asap.

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