Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Mike Bradley ()
Communications and External Relations


Bredesen Proposes Volunteer State Solar Initiative

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 13, 2009 — Governor Phil Bredesen today proposed the Volunteer State Solar Initiative, a comprehensive solar-energy and economic-development program that will use up to $62.5 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to advance job creation, education, research, and renewable-power production in Tennessee.

Subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Tennessee General Assembly, the proposed initiative consists of two closely related projects: The Tennessee Solar Institute at UT and ORNL and the West Tennessee Solar Farm near Brownsville.

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