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Tennessee Solar

Data Current Through:
Q2 2021
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
32nd (48th in 2020)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
35,463 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
143 (38 Manufacturers, 59 Installers/Developers, 46 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
667 million
Prices have fallen
36% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,807 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th)
Number Of Installations:

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SEIA Tennessee State Solar Policy Priorities

SEIA is working to empower TenneSEIA's role as an advocate in the Tennessee valley to create increased solar procurement for commercial and industrial energy users, as well as engaging in the legislature for PPA clarification and defending the state tax credit

For more information on SEIA's work in Tennessee, please contact Will Giese

Notable Installations in Tennessee 

  • Mulberry Farm in Selmer was completed in 2014 and is among the largest solar installations in Tennessee.  This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 16 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 1,504 Tennessee homes.5
  • IKEA & VW have both gone solar in Tennessee. VW has installed a 9 MW project at their location in Chattanooga.6  

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Tennessee  

Looking for a local installer? Use SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in Tennessee, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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Tennessee State Solar Policy Resources

Official SEIA State Affiliate - Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA)

Tennessee Public Utilities Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Tennessee public utilities

Tennessee General Assembly – Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Tennessee

DSIRE Incentives Database - Tennessee – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Tennessee and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Tennessee State Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council