LightWave Solar Installing Largest Solar PV-EV Parking System in TN

Experienced engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm LightWave Solar continues to help lead Middle Tennessee towards a cleaner future with the installation of two new solar photovoltaic (PV) parking canopies at City Square Shopping Center in Hendersonville, located about 20 miles north of Nashville. The highly visible solar canopies are designed to power the shopping center’s 10 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. At 47.5 kilowatts, the solar parking system will be the largest in Tennessee. Construction began this month.

“The solar canopies will demonstrate their inherent benefits including shade, shelter, and clean, renewable electricity for EVs and the local power grid,” says City Square Shopping Center owner, Greg Smith, who has as many or more public EV charging stations than any site in Tennessee.  “When our shoppers’ and tenants’ EVs are powered by solar, they will have an even smaller carbon and pollutant footprint since the fuel used to charge the vehicles will be sunlight.”

Read full press release here

Solar Workshop for Homeowners on August 16

LightWave Solar will host a Solar Workshop for Homeowners on Saturday, August 16th at the Green Village Sustainability Center in Hendersonville. The workshop will explain the process of installing solar at your home. We will cover the basics: How solar works, solar equipment and costs, roof and shade requirements, and an overview of available tax and utility incentives.

Solar Workshop for Homeowners
Saturday, August 16th 10am-12pm
Green Village Sustainability Center
173 Center Point Road S.
Hendersonville, TN 37075

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please register here or call 615-641-4050 x104.

Solar Workshop for Homeowners on July 19

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LightWave Solar will host a Solar Workshop for Homeowners on Saturday, July 19th in Murfreesboro. The workshop will explain the process of installing solar at your home. We will cover the basics: How solar works, solar equipment, roof and shade requirements, and an overview of available tax and utility incentives.

Solar Workshop for Homeowners
Saturday, July 19th 10am-12pm
Patterson Park Community Center
521 Mercury Blvd 
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please register here or call 615-641-4050 x104.

TVA Solar Program Update

TVAThere is still time to get in the 2014 TVA Green Power Providers program which allows 4 MW of residential solar projects and 6 MW of commercial solar projects.

As of June 9th, 120 kW of residential capacity is still available. TVA will maintain a 30% wait list as projects in the reserved capacity drop out. For commercial projects, 100% of capacity is already reserved, but a portion of the wait list is still available. Get on the waitlist today! Once 30% wait lists are full, the program will close for the rest of the year.

TVA is no longer accepting applications under 2014’s Solar Solutions Initiative for projects 50kW-1MW. Program is 100% reserved, and we expect it to reopen in 2015.

Contact us today if you are interested in building a solar project in 2014! Time and program capacity is limited!

Sunshine at Warner Park Nature Center! Join us on April 12

LightWave Solar recently installed solar panels at the Warner Park Nature Center. On Saturday, April 12, we will be there to explain how solar works in Tennessee and give a tour of the new system. Please call the Nature Center at 615-352-6299 to let them know you plan on attending.

Sunshine at Warner Park Nature Center
Sat, April 12th 10-11:30am
7311 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221

Click here for Warner Park Nature Center’s Spring Program schedule.

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Hundreds of solar panels to be installed on Music City Center’s roof

Posted: Jan 28, 2013 6:27 PM CST in WKRN Channel 2 By Todd Dunn, Video Journalist

video-screenshotMayor Karl Dean said he continues to be very excited about how the new Music City Center is being built.

“One of the special features of the building is that it is very environmentally sensitive,” Dean explained. “We are on track to be a Silver LEED certified building and of course one of the most prominent features that everyone sees in the green roof.”

On Monday, Mayor Dean climbed up to the convention center’s roof to watch a crane deliver the last crate of solar panels which will soon be installed.

A total of 845 solar panels will soon line the entire area of the roof that is shaped like a guitar.

The mayor told Nashville’s News 2 the electricity generated from the solar panels will be used to power different features of the convention center.

“It will be used for things such as escalators and fans and things like that in the building, so it will help defray some of the electrical cost of operating the building,” Dean said.

The solar power and green roof of the Music City Center will be also be a visible sign of the city’s commitment to the environment.

“To me it is a significant statement the city is making that this is important,” Dean said. “It is important to be environmentally conscience, it is important to build good buildings and this is a great building.”

It will take workers about a month to install all of the solar panels.

The first conventions and expos at the Music City Center are scheduled for June.

For more information, visit the Music City Center’s Web site.