U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Small Company Makes Big Changes to Boost Clean Energy Economy
December 4, 2013
Nestled in Piney Flats, Tennessee, is a small company poised for big growth. Diversified Power International (DPI) designs and manufactures a wide range of products that greatly improve the efficiency of battery-related drive systems including solar energy storage systems and all-electric vehicles.
As the nation moves toward greater adoption of new energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, DPI is rapidly expanding its engineering, development, and manufacturing operations to keep up with demand. Through the Energy Department’s State Energy Program (SEP), DPI leveraged funds from the Tennessee Solar Institute, funded by the Tennessee State Energy Office, to provide high-level training to both its existing and new employees and upgrade its production facility. The upgrades included new equipment and new process lines, as well as energy efficiency measures.
More importantly, DPI established a manufacturing line for products previously made overseas, bringing high-tech jobs back to the United States. For the complete story, see the EERE Blog.