The Department of Energy will participate in the development of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project, a major clean energy infrastructure project, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced Friday.
The $2 billion, 720-mile transmission line would deliver wind energy from the Oklahoma panhandle to customers in Tennessee and Arkansas. The project would provide renewable energy to more than one million homes annually.
The $800,000 DOE grant will be matched by $200,000 from Picasolar. Douglas Hutchings, CEO of both Picasolar and Silicon Solar Solutions, said the SunShot awards are the most prestigious and competitive grants a solar startup can receive.