Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the development of solar energy and complementary technologies, including storage, positioning the Tennessee Valley’s residents and businesses as leaders in clean energy deployment and economic development.

- TenneSEIA Executive Committee
& Board Members

Hot News

Is the biggest US public utility finally catching up on clean energy?

26 July 2023
Julian Spector, Canary Media

Tennessee Valley Authority is buying massive amounts of renewables. But critics say it’s still relying too much on fossil fuels to serve its 10 million customers.

TVA to buy power from 40 more solar farms

TVA President Jeff Lyash told utility directors Wednesday that the federal utility will begin awarding contracts this summer for about 6,000 megawatts of additional solar power and battery storage to help meet its long-term goal of having 10,000 megawatts of solar generation and a carbon-free power grid by 2050.

Commission stiffens battery site regs

Commission stiffens battery site regs
Vote on six-month moratorium set next Thursday
By Steve Marion – Staff Writer Jul 20, 2023 0
County Commissioners stiffened new regulations for power grid battery storage projects and called for a six-month moratorium on site plan approval during their regular session Monday.

Nextracker grows U.S. manufacturing capacity with Memphis plant

John Engel
In its latest move to expand U.S. production capacity, solar tracker manufacturer Nextracker has commissioned a 1.2 GW factory in Memphis, Tennessee.

The facility will manufacture Nextracker's steel torque tubes and support the company's projects in Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, and Georgia. Nextracker said the facility will support 129 new jobs.

2023 Tennessee Valley Solar + Storage Conference + Storage

Registration on the Conference Page is OPEN!
This year we are in Chattanooga, TN on October 18th and 19th!

2022 Solar Champions

Nashville’s Metro Water Services

Since 2012, Metro Water Services has undertaken a series of energy conservation projects, saving customers approximately two million dollars annually. In 2018, they started looking at solar as a way to save money and reduce carbon emissions. The program they came up with has been a great success and will have big impacts on Tennessee’s solar industry.

Some highlights of the program are:
● Behind-the-meter energy offsets, utilizing existing property owned by Metro, including 2 brownfields
● Developed a novel lease structure for day-1 savings for the City of Nashville
● 1 solar facility is already operational and 2 more solar facilities are currently under construction, which will collectively produce 4 MW
● Additional solar facilities are being planned to produce an additional 6 MW
● Achieved the 1st Net-Zero Energy building in Nashville

Metro Water Services has been a tireless advocate for solar, going to bat over and over to promote clean energy in Nashville. Because of its success, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is developing 200 MW of distributed solar projects on rooftops, ground, and canopies, some of which are behind-the-meter, and some are in Generation Flexibility.

2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to John Kemp, Harvey Abouelata, & Keith Gordon!

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