Keep trackers following the sun with proper O&M

By Kelsey Misbrener | September 2, 2020 Mounting solar panels on tracking systems instead of fixed-tilt racking increases the energy yield of a project. But more moving parts means different O&M considerations must be made for these advanced arrays. Learn how to keep tracking systems running smoothly in this Solar Basics video…

Solar panels at conference center go live

Pictured are Matt Duncan with LightWave Solar, Kelsey Dewald with the Bonnaroo Works Fund, and Rebecca French, general manager of the conference center.  By Managing Editor, Elena Cawley on Jun 11, 2020 – Updated Jun 26, 2020 The installation of solar panels at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center has been completed. “(Today,…

Tennessee National Guard Unveils New Solar Power Initiative

Aerial view of a state-of-the-art solar PV parking canopy recently installed on the upper deck of the garage at Joint Force Headquarters, Tenn/National Guard in Nashville on November 6, 2019.  The system has the generating capacity of 106.6 kilowatts (kW) which can provide approximately twenty percent of the Headquarter building’s…

All About Nashville: Interview with LightWave Solar CEO Chris Koczaja

Every Friday from 12-1pm on WXNA 101.5FM, Laurel Creech interviews creative leaders and thinkers based in the Nashville area. For the month of April, Laurel focused on sustainability in terms of food, water, and energy. She invited Chris Koczaja, CEO of LightWave Solar, to discuss solar energy – what’s going…

Seal Energy Solutions teams up with LightWave Solar

By Kyle Massey – August 2, 2018 After facing LightWave Solar LLC as a competitor, Seal Energy Solutions CEO Josh Davenport knew he wanted the Tennessee solar installation company as an ally. So the North Little Rock energy company teamed up with LightWave, based outside Nashville, Tennessee, to go after…

Southaven Chamber goes solar

Southaven Chamber of Commerce and LightWave Solar celebrate the new solar array installed at the Chamber By Bob Bakken – July 30, 2018 Becoming likely the first business entity in DeSoto County to do so, the Southaven Chamber of Commerce has added a solar energy array and will use power…

TVA rate structure change riles conservers

Hollie Deese – May 04, 2018 A proposed rate structure change from the Tennessee Valley Authority is causing uncertainty in Tennessee’s solar business, an industry hit by import duties in 2017 and now facing steel and aluminum tariffs. Chris Koczaja, president of LightWave Solar in Nashville, says TVA’s proposed rate…

Solar companies embrace the upcoming eclipse

Solar Power World – July 31, 2017 While there have been concerns about grid intermittency during August’s eclipse, solar contractors don’t seem concerned, and some are even using it to their advantage. Using eclipse to spread the word about solar Nashville-based LightWave Solar is not concerned about the solar eclipse adversely…