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About Tenneseia

TenneSEIA (Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association) is the state affiliate for the national Solar Energy Industries Association, and represents the interest of the solar energy industry in Tennessee. The mission of TenneSEIA is to 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.

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.

2020 Board Of Directors
  • CHRIS BOWLES, Bradley
  • MATT BROWN, Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • JOHN KEMP, Earth Right Energy
  • BLAIR KENDALL, Urban Grid
  • CHRIS KOCZAJA, LightWave Solar
  • JASON LOYET, Solar Site Design
  • KEITH GORDON, Lodestone Legal Group
  • SCOTT NOETHEN, Appalachian Renewable Resources
  • TYLER NORRIS, Cypress Creek
Legal Counsel
  • KEITH GORDON, Lodestone Legal Group
  • GIL HOUGH, Executive Director

Tenneseia Executive Committee

Chris Koczaja

President of TenneSEIA

Chris Koczaja serves as LightWave Solar’s President and CEO, leading the company in its pursuit to deliver high quality and cost effective solar power solutions. Previous to this role, he…

Katie Southworth

Secretary of TenneSEIA

Consultant, EMVEnergy Solutions and Natural Resources Defense Council Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Katie Southworth is a consultant with Natural Resources Defense Council’s Sustainable FERC Project and EMVEnergy Solutions, LLC. Katie’s…

John Kemp

Treasurer of TenneSEIA

John M Kemp  Avangird Renewables  Senior Business Development Manager  Earth Right Energy INC  President/CEO  John Kemp started in the solar development business in 2008 founding Earth Right Energy, INC. During…

Matt Brown

Vice President

Vice President, Business Development Matt’s primary focus and work involves partnering with utilities across the country to develop project opportunities that are innovative and cost-effective solutions for growing solar energy…

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