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The Rewards of Adding Solar to Self-Storage

Inside Self-Storage – Amy Campbell and David Koster – March 26, 2016 As a self-storage operator, finding ways to save money is among your top priorities. One option coming under greater consideration in the industry is an investment in solar power. Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, so choosing solar…

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…

TVA Threatens Solar Industry in the Valley

The graph below shows the amount of solar installed in TVA’s residential and small commercial solar program, Green Power Providers, since 2009. You can see that solar installs have been falling since 2012 and only 1.5 MW of solar was installed in the first half of this year!…

Solar Workshop for Homeowners on June 7

LightWave Solar will host a Solar Workshop for Homeowners on Sat, June 7th. The workshop will explain the process of installing solar at your home. LightWave Solar will cover the basics: How solar works, solar equipment, roof and shade requirements, cost and incentives, and the reasons why more and…

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…

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…