TenneSEIA (Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association) is the state chapter for the national Solar Energy Industries Association, and represents the interest of the solar energy industry in Tennessee. The mission of TenneSEIA is to make solar energy a mainstream energy source and realize the full potential of the solar industry in Tennessee. The Association was officially kicked off at an event in Nashville on September 15th, 2010 and voted in it’s first Board of Directors on November 15th, 2010. It achieved the legal status of a 501C(6) business association on December 3rd, 2010.

Tennessee is well positioned to emerge as the national leader in the new energy economy, with the solar industry supply chain leading the way. Some exciting facts about the solar industry in Tennessee.  In 2018 a recent report by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Council stated that Tennesse’s advanced energy sector contributed 39.7 billion to state GDP and employs 358,360 Tennesseans.


Matt Beasley

President of TenneSEIA

Gil Melear-Hough

Executive Director of TenneSEIA

John Kemp

Vice President of TenneSEIA

Ginny Kincer

Secretary of TenneSEIA

Barney Danks

Treasurer of TenneSEIA

2018 Board Of Directors

  • MATT BEASLEY, Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • CHRIS KOCZAJA, Lightwave Solar
  • CHIRS BOWLES, Bradley Arrant Boult Cummings
  • MATT BROWN, Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • KEITH GORDON, Vis Solis
  • JASON LOYET, Solar Site Design
  • JOHN KEMP, Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • CHIP MINCEY, Green Earth Solar
  • DAVID RIEKEN, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Legal Counsel

  • KEITH GORDON, Vis Solis