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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 the Tennessee Valley. 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.

2022 Board Of Directors
  • DAVID ADAMS, Wilmot Inc.
  • CHRIS BOWLES, Bradley
  • MATT BROWN, Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • COLLEEN SMITH, Invenergy
  • JOHN KEMP, AvanGrid Renewables
  • CHRIS KOCZAJA, LightWave Solar
  • JASON LOYET, Correlate Inc.
  • KEITH GORDON, Duncan Weinberg Genzer & Pembroke
  • BEN MANUEL, Cypress Creek
Legal Counsel
  • GIL HOUGH, Executive Director


  • HOPE GAMBLE, Membership Coordinator

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…

David Adams

Secretary of TenneSEIA

David brings a sustainable approach to engineering and design. He understands that the best solutions to a problem take into account not only financial and physical limitations, but also social…

John Kemp

Treasurer of TenneSEIA

John M Kemp  Avangird Renewables, Senior Business Development Manager  John Kemp started in the solar development business in 2008 founding Earth Right Energy, INC. During his tenure at ERE, John…

Blair Wade

Vice President

Blair leads HDR’s renewable energy practice in the southeastern U.S., with a focus on developing solutions for solar energy and offshore wind energy clients. She works side-by-side with our engineering…

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