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.
& Board Members
Long-term ITC extension, standalone storage and direct pay: What’s in the IRA
The Inflation Reduction Act gives the solar + storage industry long-term incentives and market certainty. Here’s what’s in it.
Massive solar project in Tennessee is all about Google
A massive solar project is giving the Tennessee Valley Authority - and Google - a big boost of renewable energy.
Skyhawk Solar, a joint project between the TVA, Origis Energy and Excelsior Energy Capital, has begun construction in northwest Tennessee, and by the time it's done late this year, it will span 700 acres and comprise around 300,000 solar panels.
Tennessee Solar Project Helps Meta’s Renewable Energy Aspirations
MARCH 28, 2022 BY DAVID WORFORD
A 70-megawatt solar facility in Tennessee that will help Facebook parent Meta’s operations in the area receive renewable energy has broken ground.
The McKellar Solar Farm is part of an effort between the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Meta, Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) and Silicon Ranch. The project was first revealed in August 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of this year. It will have interconnection to the TVA grid facilitated by the JEA distribution system.
New TVA solar projects will power DENSO’s Tennessee operation
The company has signed on for 10.5 MW of capacity through TVA’s Flexibility Program, as well as additional capacity under TVA’s Green Invest program.
JULY 6, 2022 TIM SYLVIA
DENSO, a supplier of electrification systems, powertrain systems, thermal systems, mobility electronics, and advanced devices in the mobility center, announced that the company has signed on to receive a portion of the electricity generated by an four-project portfolio of solar installations being developed for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) by Silicon Ranch.
The deal was secured by the City of Maryville, Tennessee, where DENSO has manufacturing operations, which announced at its July 5 meeting that it approved three contracts between the City of Maryville Electric Department and Silicon Ranch for a total of 10.5 MW of solar energy under TVA’s Generation Flexibility program, a portion of which will serve DENSO’s local operations.
2022 Tennessee Valley Solar Conference + Storage
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2021 Solar Champions
At the conclusion of the 2021 Tennessee Valley Solar Conference + Storage on October 13th we announced that Jody Wigington of Morristown Utilities and Greg Williams Appalachian Electric Cooperative.
These two Local Power Companies, under Jody and Greg's leadership formed a cutting edge partnership to solve a pressing problem in the TVA Flexibility program. Many Municipalities have high loads and limited land, making them great candidates to enjoy savings from TVA with Solar, but limiting their ability to capture this benefit due to local real estate constraints. Through a highly creative partnership, these two utilities have teamed up to overcome this problem by combining their Flexibility loads, for a larger co-located array. As larger arrays can produce power at a lower rate, this also provided a direct benefit to their ratepayers. We believe this provides a model for other Local Power Companies across the Valley.
2021 Lifetime Achievement Award
Matt Beasley and Matt Brown win 2021 Lifetime Achievement in the Solar Industry!
Matt Beasley highlighted his key role in the solar industry during the morning Fireside about solar and economic development, a key message which has had a major impact on the industry, not to mention the years he served on the TenneSEIA Board!
Beasley had to collect the other award for Matt Brown who was not able to attend in person, but we will give him a moment to shine at the Annual Meeting. Brownie has had a powerful impact on the industry from his early days at TVA, his role growing solar with his work with Silicon Ranch and his policy work, focused on the LPC community from his leadership roles with TenneSEIA.