Tennessee discusses the future of solar

Anne BrockOur Town Outdoors

When does raw land make the best case for a solar farm, and how can brownfields provide a more sustainable option? What about the growth of solar on rooftops in Tennessee? How widely distributed must power be to ease the increasing demands on the main power grid?

Civic leaders are connecting with business innovators next week for the 2023 Tennessee Valley Solar + Storage Conference to explore the leading questions, challenges and success stories about solar energy. The conference set in Chattanooga on October 18-19 is organized by members of the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association, and welcomes nonmember registrants, as well. It provides an opportunity for civic leaders, educators and local power company representatives to learn the latest about evolving solar energy technologies and the surrounding industry.

The conference announces: β€œThe focus of the Tennessee Valley Solar + Storage Conference is to bring together people who are interested in growing solar business opportunities in the Tennessee Valley to discuss strategies, storage, market trends and policies that impact the solar industry.”

The conference promotes professionalism through continuing education for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, offering an all-day class for multiple NABCEP certification hours. It includes a panel of women in the solar industry. The conference addresses workforce development and how to revitalize communities with clean energy. Energy storage and microgrids will also be leading edge topics discussed at the event.

Anne Brock is marketing coordinator for SolarAlliance.com, which offers start-to-finish solar project management, energy evaluations and even continuing education Solar 101 classes for some professionals. Solar Alliance is a member of TenneSEIA. She can be reached at: 865-221-8349 or abrock@solaralliance.com


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