TVA Opening Solar Programs in January

TVA’s solar programs are now open for a limited time. Under Solar Solutions Initiative for projects 50kW-1MW, TVA will begin accepting applications on Jan 1st on a first-come, first-served basis. TVA has allocated 16MW for 2014. Under Green Power Providers for projects 50kW or less, TVA is accepting reservation forms for a…

TVA’s Solar Program Re-Opens August 1st!

On June 19 TVA announced that they will add 2.5MW to the Green Power Providers program on August 1st. While the industry appreciates 2.5MW, the demand for solar far exceeds this limited capacity.  We expect 2.5MW to be gone in one or two days. TenneSEIA, the Tennessee Solar Energy…

Industry Update: TVA Solar Initiatives Fall Short

Capacity has been reached in TVA’s two solar programs, Green Power Providers (GPP) and Solar Solutions Initiative (SSI). TVA is not approving new applications at this time. However, LightWave Solar will sign contingent contracts and complete utility paperwork to be ready to submit project applications as soon as TVA releases…

Where We’ll Be in May 2013

LightWave Solar is proud to be a part of the brand new Music City Center.  Join us at the Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, May 19 or Monday, May 20. The Music City Center began construction in January 2010 and is opening to the public almost 3 1/2 years later…

TVA’s Green Power Providers Program Near Full Capacity

On January 1, TVA opened the Green Power Providers (GPP) program for 2013, and they are currently approving applications. Under GPP, TVA will buy solar PV generation at 9 cents/kilowatt-hour above the current rate (about 10 cents/kWh). This totals about 19 cents per kWh – nearly double the retail rate! TVA…

Stake Claim to TVA’s Solar Incentive Before End of the Year

TVA’s Green Power Providers is now available! However, there is a 2.5 megawatt cap for the rest of 2012.  Plus, TVA expects their solar premium to drop from 12 cents to 9 cents on January 1st, 2013. We’re encouraging anyone interested in installing solar within the next 6 months to…

Solar Power Benefits Taxpayers

A new report finds solar PV installations deliver savings to ratepayers and taxpayers by $0.15-$0.40/kWh. Here’s the breakdown of solar power’s public value into nine accrued benefits: 1. Saves money on wholesale energy Locally generated solar electricity reduces the amount of energy that utilities must purchase at higher prices.  …

TVA Solar Incentive Program Update

TVA is rolling out their new solar incentive program, Green Power Providers, as early as October 1, 2012. Program details have not been officially announced, but the following information has been verified with TVA and local distributors: 1. Green Power Providers will keep the $0.12 solar premium for projects…