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Pickwick Electric Cooperative

TenneSEIA awarded the "2015 SOLAR CHAMPION AWARD" to John Bowers,
Pickwick Electric Cooperative, at a reception following the group’s Annual Meeting
(11/09/2015) in Nashville. (Photo: John Bowers)

EV Charging Station

With the advent of electric vehicle production in the United States, a need for innovative
EV Charging Stations like this one (NISSAN Plant - Lightwave Solar), is ample evidence
of the value in harnessing solar energy from the sun.

"Our mission is to make solar energy a mainstream energy source and realize the full potential of the Solar Industry in the state of Tennessee." - TenneSEIA Executive Committee & Board Members

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Kingsport Power Public Hearing – March 31

A public meeting has been announced for the proposed Kingsport Power net-metering policy. Please attend the upcoming public meeting and speak out against the oppressive changes Kingsport has proposed to its net-metering policy. The public meeting in Kingsport will be held on March 31, 2016 from 8:00 am EDT to 10:00 am EDT at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education.
Please plan to attend, if you can, so that the Tennessee Regulatory Authority hears the voice of Tennessee’s solar advocates.

GTM Research: U.S. Investment Tax Credit extension would increase solar PV installations 54% through 2020 - SolarServer

"The impact will be most pronounced in the utility-scale sector, where ITC extension will increase deployments 73 percent through 2020.
Given price trends in the utility solar sector, the five-year ITC extension will likely result in utility-scale solar contracts being signed for less than 4 cents per kilowatt-hour regularly over the next two years,” said Cory Honeyman, Senior Analyst at GTM Research."

Energy Efficiency & Solar: The Leading Customer-Based Resources

Dr. Marilyn Brown, the Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy, was the keynote speaker at the 2015 TenneSEIA Annual Meeting.
The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient for her work on the report on the Mitigation of Climate Change, talked to members and guests about how solar can be a leading customer-based resource. See her full presentation by clicking on the Read More link below.

Pickwick Electric Cooperative honored as 2015 TenneSEIA Solar Champion

The Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA), awarded the 2015 Solar Champion Award today to Pickwick Electric Cooperative (PEC), at the reception following the organization’s annual meeting at the Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP office in Nashville.
“TenneSEIA is proud to present our Solar Champion Award to John Bowers and the Pickwick Electric Cooperative team for their leadership in solar within the local power company and cooperative community. Pickwick has been instrumental in furthering the advancement of solar penetration in the state...


2015 Solar Champion - John Bowers & Pickwick Electric Cooperative (PEC) with TennSEIA Executive Committee and Board Members

TenneSEIA awarded the 2015 Solar Champion Award to John Bowers & Pickwick Electric Cooperative (PEC), at a reception following the group’s Annual Meeting (11/09/2015) in Nashville. “TenneSEIA is proud to present our Solar Champion Award to John Bowers & Pickwick Electric Cooperative (PEC) for their solar energy leadership within the local power company community,” said Gil Melear-Hough, President of TenneSEIA. “Pickwick is a key player in the on-going conversation to understand and better implement solar generation throughout the Tennessee Valley.”

Annual Meeting Sponsors


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings


Efficient Energy of Tennessee


Silicon Ranch


Lightwave Solar




Solar Solutions

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