"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

Our
Mission

"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

 

Hot News

01.

TVA’s push for lengthy utility deals could set back green initiatives in Tennessee cities

As cities in the South start exploring ways to expand renewable energy, some are running into an obstacle that could set those plans back decades: The Tennessee Valley Authority, concerned about its income base, has started pressuring its customers to lock in long-term contracts that critics say could leave the region relying on fossil fuels for years to come.

02.

TVA eyes building solar energy farm in north Alabama

In a continuing effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the Tennessee Valley Authority is considering building a giant solar farm in north Alabama. The federal utility said Thursday it holds a two-year purchase option on 3,000 acres in Lawrence County. TVA will conduct an array of studies on the site to determine the solar farm’s feasibility.

03.

TVA names head of Canadian power generation company new president, CEO

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Thursday it has named a new president and CEO to replace retiring incumbent William D. Johnson.  Jeffrey Lyash, 57, will become president and CEO of TVA effective in April. Lyash is currently the president and CEO of Ontario Power Generation Inc., one of the largest electrical generation companies in Canada.

04.

Hanwha Q Cells Korea Announces Solar Module

Hanwha Q Cells Korea Corporation announced today that it will build a solar PV module manufacturing facility in Whitfield County, Georgia. Construction will commence in 2018, and the facility is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

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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