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New solar company coming to Knox County

One of the big winners of last week's latest round of Tennessee Solar Institute grants was a solar company named AZUR Solar USA.

AZUR received the largest local share of grant money: three grants totaling $646,000.

According to the TSI grant documents, AZUR Solar USA LLC is a "new firm located in Tennessee specializing in solar panel coatings, solar energy system design, engineering, installation, and maintenance."

AZUR current list of offices on its website include one USA location inSouth Carolina, and several in European countries.

Grant details also indicate the company "expects to create 30 new jobs" with its new Tennessee operations.

Full grant details:
--$46,050 grant: AZUR Solar USA, LLC, is a new firm located in Tennessee specializing in solar panel coatings, solar energy system design, engineering, installation, and maintenance. With this award, AZUR Solar will pursue NABCEP certification and manufacturing specific training for employees. Azur expects to create 30 jobs at its new manufacturing facility.
--$100,000 grant: AZUR Solar USA, LLC, is a new firm located in Tennessee specializing in solar panel coatings, solar energy system design, engineering, installation, and maintenance. With this award, AZUR Solar will introduce automation into its manufacturing/coating process increasing output of its solar products. Azur will sell its products in Tennessee and also expects to create 30 new jobs with this facility.
--$500,000 grant: AZUR Solar USA, LLC, is a new firm located in Tennessee specializing in solar panel coatings, solar energy system design, engineering, installation, and maintenance. With this award, AZUR Solar will replace its HVAC units (3-%-40% energy savings), install LED lights (45%-55% energy savings), and upgrade its internal air filtration system at its facility.
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