UTC is getting a $100,000 grant for installing an innovative solar panel and geothermal heating and air-conditioning system, a top state official said today in Chattanooga.
State Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau said the grant is one of four valued at $780,000 to fund energy efficiency projects at Tennessee educational institutions.
In Hamilton County, UTC will install the system at the Advanced Vehicle Test Facility building.
Martineau told people at the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association’s environmental summit that the installation will be capable of generating more energy than the facility consumes.
The annual cash savings will be about $6,800, he said in a news release.
See Thursday’s Times Free Press for full story.
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...