October 2019 Newsletter
Join us at Modern Homestead Expo for Solar + Storage Presentation
LightWave Solar will be at the 2019 Modern Homestead Expo
Modern Homestead Expo is a self-reliance fair in the truest sense of the word. It’s goal is to celebrate and preserve the knowledge and skills of early homesteaders as well as to provide expertise on the newest technologies available for the modern homestead.

Join us for LightWave's presentation, "Achieve Grid Independence with Solar + Storage"
Friday, October 11 from 2:30-4pm
At The Elephant Sanctuary Discovery Center Theater in Hohenwald, TN
Event is free. If you plan to attend, send us a quick RSVP.
Solar System Tours happening across the region THIS WEEKEND
As part of the National Solar Tour, solar system owners are opening up their properties this Saturday or Sunday to show how their systems work and discuss the benefits of solar energy.

Tours in Tennessee on Oct 5 or Oct 6:

Click on a city name to view solar tour info!
Solar Tour at Breeden's Orchard on Oct 12
LightWave Solar installed solar panels at Breeden's Orchard
The Tennessee STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Festival will be held at Breeden's Orchard for kids and their parents to explore agriculture, food, nature and solar energy. Breeden's farm store roof has a 50kW solar system (pictured), and it covers nearly all of their electric use!

Join us for our solar system tour on Saturday, Oct 12 at 2pm. All ages welcome.
STEAM DAYS at Breeden's Orchard
631 Beckwith Road
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
TN Valley Solar Conference on Oct 16
Tennessee Valley Solar Conference
The TN Valley Solar Conference will bring together local power companies, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and solar industry representatives to discuss growing solar and energy storage opportunities in our region.

The event's keynote speakers are Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the national Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and John Ryder, TVA Board of Directors member. Other speakers include:
  • Chris Jones, President at Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC)
  • David Callis, Vice President at Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association (TECA)
  • Brian Solsbee, Executive Director at Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association (TMEPA)

Solar advocates, business leaders, municipalities, and local power companies are encouraged to attend. Attendees will learn and discuss market trends, strategies and policies that impact the utilities and the solar industry.

Tennessee Valley Solar Conference
Wed, October 16 8AM-8PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Cool Springs
Franklin, TN

TVA's solar program ends this year: December 9 deadline
TVA logo
In the Tennessee Valley, TVA's Green Power Providers (GPP) program is the only viable way to sell your solar generation to the utility. Next year, TVA will not accept new GPP applications. Current participants' 20-year agreements will not be affected; however, if you want to expand your existing system, 2019 is the last year to apply for an expansion!

New projects and expansions: To allow time for local power companies and TVA to process and approve Capacity Reservation Request forms by the end of the year, LightWave Solar needs to have your project contract signed by December 9.
If you are an existing customer or you have been in touch with us before, simply reply to this email. If you have a new project, please complete our online contact form.
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