Tennessee Clean Energy Technology Grant

February 12, 2010


Note: As of August 2010, this program is no longer offered. 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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Tennessee
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: http://www.tennessee.gov/ecd/BD_clean_energy_grant.html
Administrator: Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Incentive Amount: 40%
Maximum Incentive: $75,000
Equipment Requirements: Solar water heating collectors and systems must be SRCC certified.
Any electrical generating equipment installed must carry appropriate certifications such as UL, etc., and meet any current building code requirements.


Name: Molly Cripps
Organization: Tennessee Department of Economic & Community
Address: 312 8th Avenue, North, 10th Floor
Nashville TN 37243-0405
Phone: (615) 741-2994
Email: molly.cripps@state.tn.us
Name: Gil Melear-Hough
Organization: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Address: P.O. Box 1842
Knoxville TN 37901
Phone: (865) 637-6055
Email: gil@cleanenergy.org

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.