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Trailer seller uses incentives to add solar panels

Another East Tennessee small business has embraced solar, installing a system of 192 solar panels, partly offsetting costs with grants from local, state and federal programs.

Tom Moore recently installed the panels on 8,000 square feet of the roof of his Trucks 'N Trailers USA business in Chattanooga, reports Brittany Cofer in the Chattanooga daily Times Free Press.

Moore estimated the investment was about $240,000 and should offset the trucking accessory company's power costs by $12,000 to $14,000 in the first year.

Some funding for the project came from the state government's Clean Energy Technology Grant Program, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and a $1,000 incentive from the Tennessee Valley Authority for becoming a Green Power Switch generation partner, lowering cost by about 60 to 70 percent, Moore estimates.

Read more about Moore's experiences with the system at the Times Free Press.
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