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; Tennessee ranks 6th in overall solar PV manufacturing and produces about 10% of all solar modules in the United States.

A report by the Tennessee Solar Institute found that by the end of 2011 Tennessee had over 236 for-profit and non-profit solar entities employing over 6,400 Tennesseans. Solar installations have grown significantly over the last two years from about 5MW in 2010 to over 20MW in 2011. The industry expects installations to more than double in 2012. According to a Pew Charitable Trust report Tennessee has the third fastest growing clean energy economy in the nation.



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
  • STEVE JOHNSON, Lightwave Solar
  • JOHN KEMP, Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • GINNY KINCER, Tennessee Solar Solutions
  • CHIP MINCEY, Green Earth Solar
  • DAVID RIEKEN, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Legal Counsel

  • KEITH GORDON, Vis Solis