LightWave Solar Installs 2MW Community Solar Project

On August 1, less than four months after we started construction, LightWave Solar and Nashville Electric Service (NES) commissioned Music City Solar, the first Community Solar project in Nashville. With over 17,000 solar panels totaling 2 megawatts (MW), this system will supply NES with over 2.8 million kilowatt-hours of clean…

Knox County Honored as 2016 TenneSEIA Solar Champion

The Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA), awarded the 2016 Solar Champion Award yesterday to Knox County, at the reception following the organization’s annual meeting at the Bradley, Arant, Boult Cummings, LLP office in Nashville. “TenneSEIA is proud to present our Solar Champion Award to Knox County for…

LightWave Solar is now a Knoxville area solar installer!

We are very excited to announce that LightWave Solar now has an office in Knoxville! The expansion into the Knoxville area tracks with the opening of TVA’s 2015 Green Power Providers program which pays a 2 cent premium for solar electricity.  The program for commercial projects was in wait list status for…

Three LWS Employees Earn Full NABCEP Certification

Congratulations to John Robinson, Matt Pelerossi and Daniel Hodge for earning their NABCEP PV Certifications! Matt and Daniel earned the PV Installation Certification, and John earned the PV Technical Sales Certification. LightWave Solar now employs 11 full NABCEP certificate holders, more than any solar company in Tennessee. NABCEP (North American…

LightWave Solar on 2014 Top 400 U.S. Solar Contractors List

Solar Power World magazine recently released their 2014 Top 400 Solar Contractors list which ranks companies based on megawatts of solar installed in 2013. Despite TVA’s program closure last year, LightWave Solar ranked #160 overall and #75 on the Top 100 Commercial Solar Contractors list. We are the first…

TVA Solar Program Update

There is still time to get in the 2014 TVA Green Power Providers program which allows 4 MW of residential solar projects and 6 MW of commercial solar projects. As of June 9th, 120 kW of residential capacity is still available. TVA will maintain a 30% wait list as…

USDA Now Accepting Applications for Solar Grants

USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant for agricultural producers and small rural businesses covers up to 25% of the cost of a solar installation. Applications are due July 7, 2014! “We anticipate funding levels under REAP for 2014 to be at or higher than last year, so applications…

Bid on Solar at Green Tie Affair on April 25

Interested in getting a solar system at a discounted price?  Want to help support the important efforts of the Tennessee Environmental Council? You will have the chance to bid on solar at the Council’s live auction at their annual Green Tie Affair on Fri, April 25 from 7-11pm at…