UT Team Takes on Energy Department’s Rooftop Solar Challenge

The Baker Center, along with other UT departments and the Tennessee Solar Institute, is administering a $700,000 DOE grant that the group will use to identify best practices in financing, permitting, and zoning. The goal is to encourage the adoption of an online system to allow residents of four jurisdictions—Knoxville, Franklin, Nashville, and Memphis/Shelby County—to get residential solar permits through an over-the-counter, same-day review process.