Tennessee Solar Solutions Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor

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July 25, 2017

The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Chattanooga based solar firm.


Chattanooga, TN: Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, local installer TENNESSEE SOLAR SOLUTIONS, LLC proud to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. Tennessee Solar Solutions, LLC achieved a rank of 240 out of 500 solar companies.

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets. The list was released on July 25.

“The 2017 Top Solar Contractors list features 500 of the best solar contractors in the United States,” said Kelly Pickerel, managing editor of Solar Power World. “From solar hotbeds on the coasts to the up-and-coming Midwest solar market, every installer adding even the smallest solar array to the grid is making a positive impact on our communities.

We’re proud to recognize these companies and their efforts to bring solar power to U.S. homes and businesses.”

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The U.S. solar market installed more than 14,700 MW of solar in 2016, nearly doubling the capacity installed in 2015.

For the first time ever, solar was ranked as the No. 1 source of new electric generating capacity additions brought online throughout the year. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) predict the cumulative U.S. solar market to nearly triple in size over the next five years. By 2022, more than 18 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity will be installed annually, Tennessee Solar Solutions, LLC will continue to be a major player in adding solar to the grid.

Tennessee Solar Solutions, LLC employs 25 workers, who installed 2,216kW of solar in 2016. Since its founding in 2007, the company has installed 2MW of solar. The company’s belief that simplifying the process of going solar will be the key to its widespread adoption, Tennessee Solar Solutions provided the industry’s premier customer experience. Creating memorable experiences for customers resulted in rapid growth of the company.

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“Tennessee Solar Solutions was founded in 2007 on the basis of the firm conviction that solar power  is  a clean, sustainable energy source that is available everywhere and to everyone, “ said Anthony Roden, Founder and President.

“Tennessee Solar Solutions is much more than just a project developer and installer: it is an operator which offers an integrated model for the production of solar electricity,” said Ginny Kincer, Chief Operations Officer.

About Solar Power World

Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors—including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets—grow their businesses and do their jobs better.

Media Contacts

Tennessee Solar Solutions, LLC

Ginny Kincer, 423-298-1688

ginny@tennesseesolarsolutions.com

Solar Power World

Kelly Pickerel, 216-860-5259  kpickerel@wtwhmedia.com

 

 

Last chance to join the #MillionSolarStrong!

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We’re less than 24 hours away from one of the biggest online events in solar history, and we want to make sure YOU are a part of it!

Million Solar Strong is a celebration recognizing the fact that we have hit 1 million solar installations in the United States – a truly incredible milestone. But here’s the kicker: while it took us 40 years to reach this mark, it will take us just two more years to hit 2 million! #MillionSolarStrong is not just a celebration of where we’ve been, but also where are going as a force in America’s energy mix.
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Finally, we’ve drafted a Solar Declaration that demonstrates the wide support for increasing solar deployment nationwide. More than 40 companies and organizations across the ideological spectrumhave already signed on. If you want yours to be added, send an email to Dan Whitten atdwhitten@seia.org.

You can find additional resources, like this awesome infographic, at our webpage:www.millionsolarstrong.org. We can’t wait to share this celebration with all of you!

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Local School Students Build Solar Panel Kits

High School students at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS) are building their own solar panel kits.

Davis Mounger, a Biology, Chemistry, and Energy Systems teacher at CSAS, developed the state-approved curriculum to teach students the mechanics of solar panel kits – from design of residential solar panels, commercial solar panels, construction, and installation. The Energy Systems class also functions as dual enrollment with Chattanooga State Community College, where it satisfies the requirements of Electrical Engineering 241 (Solar Installation). It also draws from elements of Electrical Engineering 110 (Circuits I). The students earn both high school and college credit.

Panel construction consists of soldering solar cells, fitting on tempered glass, encapsulation, framing, and providing a fuse block and outlet lead. The panel constructed with the most efficiency was made over about 6 hours.

This academic year, Mr. Mounger expanded the students’ curriculum by having the students design, cut, weld, and install the mounting system for their solar array. They also did the grid-tie work. As part of the element of circuit theory in the class, the students are tasked with making their own voltage regulators (commonly called charge controllers) for a standalone solar panel system.

Their current solar array produces 2,445 watts. The students installed nine commercial solar panels at 250 watts apiece. They have successfully made three solar panels at 65 watts apiece. The 9 panel/2250 watt array is grid tied and the 3 panel/195 watt array of student-made panels will power a stand-alone system for scientific monitoring equipment.