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

Senior Vice President, Business Development, Silicon Ranch Corporation

Gil Melear-Hough

Manager, Renewable Energy Division, RSI Restoration Services, Inc.

Steve Johnson

President and Founder, Lightwave Solar Electric, LLC

Matt Brown

Director, Utility Development & Strategy, Silicon Ranch Corporation

Michael Morosi

Senior Equity Analyst, Avondale Partners

2018 Board Of Directors

  • MATT BEASLEY, Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • CHIRS BOWLES, Bradley Arrant Boult Cummings
  • MATT BROWN, Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • KEITH GORDON, Vis Solis
  • GIL MELEAR-HOUGH, Restoration Services, Inc.
  • STEVE JOHNSON, Lightwave Solar
  • JOHN KEMP, E.ON Climate & Renewables
  • GINNY KINCER, Tennessee Solar Solutions
  • RON MERVILLE, Energy Source Partners
  • CHIP MINCEY, Green Earth Solar
  • ROBBIE THOMAS, Efficient Energy of Tennessee

Legal Counsel

  • KEITH GORDON, Vis Solis