"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



"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



General Motors has partnered with TVA to power its Spring Hill manufacturing plant with solar energy.

For such a large and complex operation, going carbon-neutral presents a lot of challenges; GM has set 2030 as its neutrality goal.


Vanderbilt University has entered into a pioneering agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure off-site large-scale renewable energy to help mitigate the campus’ greenhouse gas emissions. The 20-year agreement will support Vanderbilt’s goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and become carbon neutral by the year 2050.


The Tennessee Valley Authority has selected First Solar and Origis Energy to develop 212 MWAC of solar power to fulfill the Knoxville Utilities Board’s March 2020 commitment to new renewable energy. KUB is using the TVA Green Invest program to produce carbon-free energy equivalent to 8% of KUB’s annual electric load.


2019 Tennessee Valley Solar Conference

When:      Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Where:    Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs

Address: 820 Crescent Centre Dr, Franklin, TN 37067

2018 Solar Champion

“TenneSEIA is proud to present our Solar Champion awards to the Mayor Bernie Ash of the City of Lebanon and Jeff Dykes of BrightRidge, who both exhibited an extraordinary commitment to deploying solar energy,” said TenneSEIA President, Matt Beasley.

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Gil Hough, Renewable Energy Manager for RSI EnTech, LLC (RSI), was recently presented with the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA) 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

This Award was presented to Gil during the Tennessee Valley Solar Conference on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Gil co-founded TenneSEIA in 2010, and he currently serves as the Executive Director. Gil is a leader and advocate for increasing responsible solar energy deployment in the Tennessee Valley region across all solar markets. His involvement and influence in solar ranges from residential and commercial, to utility-scale projects. He also has led or worked with various stakeholder groups, including the TVA IRP planning committees. In addition, Gil’s work at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, RSI, and TenneSEIA, has advanced solar energy throughout Tennessee.

Gil Hough and 2018 TenneSEIA board members