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Tennessee Solar

Data Current Through:
Q3 2018
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
24th (25th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
164 (41 Manufacturers, 73 Installers/Developers, 50 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$552.45 Million
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
522 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th)
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 Maggie Clark

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 the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area.

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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


1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

4SEIA, National Solar Database:

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List:

6SEIA, Solar Means Business: