Tennessee Solar Solutions was recognized at the BRIC Awards (Building Recognition in Chattanooga), taking home the Sustainable Project of the Year - People’s Choice Award.
Tennessee Solar Solutions’ winning project consisted of building a solar installation on a trailer for the Urban Green Lab based in Nashville. The Mobile Lab brings hands-on learning and demonstrations about sustainability to middle and high schools.
“We are so proud to have the community demonstrate strong support for our innovative use of solar power and sustainability,” said Anthony Roden, founder and president of Tennessee Solar Solutions.
“Adding solar to the Mobile Lab gives students the chance to see sustainable energy in action. We hope that more companies will take advantage of solar in unique ways after seeing this successful project.”
The 34-foot gooseneck trailer is topped with six, 300 watt solar panels. This provides 90 percent of lab’s energy needs. The project was completed in the spring of 2016 and is now traveling to schools in middle Tennessee.
“The goal of the BRIC Awards was to showcase the best of the best in each category,” said Dawn Hjelseth, director of development at green|spaces. “For the sustainable project of the year category, we looked for projects that excelled in achieving a strong triple bottom line - meaning it was not only environmentally beneficial but was also socially and economically beneficial to the community. We had over 100 people vote in selecting the winner.”