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Tennessee Solar Institute

 

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee are home to The Tennessee Solar Institute.  The institute takes advantage of existing world-class DOE research assets including the Spallation Neutron Source, the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences and the world’s most powerful supercomputers at the ORNL.  It anchors the new Joint Institute for Advanced Materials on the University of Tennessee’s Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus.

Scientists and researchers from UT and ORNL are engaged in research at the institute to improve the conversion of solar energy into electricity and to increase the capacity of key technologies for storing electrical energy.

The institute supports Tennessee’s economic growth strategy and advances U.S. competitiveness by bringing together industry and research activities to improve the conversion of solar energy into electricity and increase the capacity of key technologies for storing electrical energy.