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Tennessee Valley Solar + Storage Conference

Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA) hosts the annual Tennessee Valley Solar + Storage Conference on October 13 in Franklin, TN, with a Livestream attendence option. Energy experts and solar business leaders will discuss strategies, market trends, and policies that impact solar energy growth in the Tennessee Valley region. Attendees…

TVA is moving to devalue Energy Efficiency & Solar. Action Needed!

Unfortunately, the Tennessee Valley Authority is moving to devalue energy efficiency and solar. Did you know? • Last year TVA announced they plan to change the way electric bills are calculated by moving towards higher monthly fixed fees and lower usage rates for electricity. This reduces the incentive for homeowners…

Sign Solar Petition & more action items

A new initiative is being launched to defend fair access to affordable, renewable energy. A diverse coalition, including the Tennessee Small Business Alliance, the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA), Conservatives for Energy Freedom, the NAACP, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, has formed to help protect Tennesseans’ right to choose solar energy…

Conard Logistics Installs Solar Awning

Conard Logistics recently invested in 50kW solar system. Part of the array consists of a highly visible solar awning across the front of their building. Located in LaVergne, Tennessee, Conard Logistics is a third-party logistics (3pl) company founded in 1983 by CEO, Joe Conard. Starting as a sales agency,…

TVA’s Green Power Providers program opens on Jan 13

LightWave Solar is ramping up its sales and operational efforts to accommodate participation in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) recently announced 2016 Green Power Providers Program for small-scale solar projects. Under the new program that opens on January 13, TVA will pay homeowners and small businesses the escalating retail rate for…

Solar power now viable for Tennessee small businesses

July 9, 2015  LightWave Solar, a Nashville-based solar engineering, procurement and construction firm, has installed more than 500 solar panel systems across the state to reduce energy costs for small businesses, like LB Processors, and larger operations, like the Music City Center. “Every time we do a project, it…

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!…

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…

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…