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Pickwick Electric Cooperative

TenneSEIA awarded the "2015 SOLAR CHAMPION AWARD" to John Bowers,
Pickwick Electric Cooperative, at a reception following the group’s Annual Meeting
(11/09/2015) in Nashville. (Photo: John Bowers)

EV Charging Station

With the advent of electric vehicle production in the United States, a need for innovative
EV Charging Stations like this one (NISSAN Plant - Lightwave Solar), is ample evidence
of the value in harnessing solar energy from the sun.

"Our mission is to make solar energy a mainstream energy source and realize the full potential of the Solar Industry in the state of Tennessee." - TenneSEIA Executive Committee & Board Members

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Energy Efficiency & Solar: The Leading Customer-Based Resources

Dr. Marilyn Brown, the Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy, was the keynote speaker at the 2015 TenneSEIA Annual Meeting.
The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient for her work on the report on the Mitigation of Climate Change, talked to members and guests about how solar can be a leading customer-based resource. See her full presentation by clicking on the Read More link below.

Pickwick Electric Cooperative honored as 2015 TenneSEIA Solar Champion

The Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA), awarded the 2015 Solar Champion Award today to Pickwick Electric Cooperative (PEC), at the reception following the organization’s annual meeting at the Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP office in Nashville.
“TenneSEIA is proud to present our Solar Champion Award to John Bowers and the Pickwick Electric Cooperative team for their leadership in solar within the local power company and cooperative community. Pickwick has been instrumental in furthering the advancement of solar penetration in the state...

Treasury Announces Decrease in Cash Grant Sequestration Rate from 7.3% to 6.8%

The Department of the Treasury has announced that, for fiscal year 2016, the Cash Grant (1) sequestration rate has decreased from 7.3 percent to 6.8 percent. The announcement is available here.
The change applies to Cash Grants paid on or after October 1, 2015, and on or before September 30, 2016, regardless of when the application was submitted to Treasury.
The effect of the sequester is that, if a solar project has an “eligible basis” of $1,000, then the 30 percent Cash Grant would be $300; however, the 6.8 percent sequester results in it being only $279.60 (as opposed to $278.10 for Cash Grants paid in the prior fiscal year).

White House Plan Calls for Even Greater Greenhouse Gas Reductions

The final version of the EPA's Clean Power Plan is even more ambitious than anticipated.
The most forceful action on climate change in U.S. history was set to be unveiled by the Obama administration Monday afternoon when it releasesthe final version of a rule that would slash heat-trapping emissions from power plants — a regulation made even stricter since it was proposed last year.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan uses state-by-state targets to cut emissions 32 percent by 2030 from levels recorded in 2005 — up from 30 percent in the draft version of the rule.


2015 Solar Champion - John Bowers & Pickwick Electric Cooperative (PEC) with TennSEIA Executive Committee and Board Members

TenneSEIA awarded the 2015 Solar Champion Award to John Bowers & Pickwick Electric Cooperative (PEC), at a reception following the group’s Annual Meeting (11/09/2015) in Nashville. “TenneSEIA is proud to present our Solar Champion Award to John Bowers & Pickwick Electric Cooperative (PEC) for their solar energy leadership within the local power company community,” said Gil Melear-Hough, President of TenneSEIA. “Pickwick is a key player in the on-going conversation to understand and better implement solar generation throughout the Tennessee Valley.”

Annual Meeting Sponsors


Bradley Arrant Boult Cummings


Efficient Energy of Tennessee


Silicon Ranch


Lightwave Solar




Solar Solutions

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