Middle Tennessee Chapter


Board Members:

Joseph Schiller – Clarksville

Garrett Gildea – Nashville

Gary Wolf – Nashville

Contact Info: middletnsea@gmail.com

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  1. I’m interested in solar power, very interested. There is a world of stuff on the web… some maybe good, some not so much. So, I want to contact some local folks who are knowledgable about solar power and to obtain very good, truthful and reliable materials – books, brochures, instruction videos – that will help me understand how I might get into solar… start small and build from there. Can you recommend such materials to me? Also, I’d love to actually visit with someone who has solar power in their home. If a picture is worth a thousand words… a visit is worth a thousand pictures.

    I am an appreciative Clarksville, TN Resident…
    Rick Richmond

    • SLevy says:

      Contact Joe Schiller at Austin Peay who has installed solar on his home for sometime now. His email address is: SchillerJ@apsu.edu If you are interested in solar than join our organization. Membership is $25 per year. Members have access to information on training, jobs and grant programs.

      Stephen Levy

  2. David Kempf says:

    I just built a 240 watt panel and installed a grid tie inverter and my meter is running backwards. I am looking at adding two more panels.

  3. Walter Jones says:

    I would like to setup a solar system but would need to have it pay for itself. Are there any grants for homeowners in middle Tn for this?

    • SPartin says:

      Right now, I’m not aware of any grants available. The Clean TN Energy Grant Program ended for this year, but it will be available for the next 3 years. Currently you get a 30% federal tax credit, 1 year accelerated depreciation, and a $1000 payment from TVA. TVA will pay you $0.12 per kWh over the retail rate for 10 years.

  4. Sylvia says:

    Is solar panels made available to purchase from this company?

    • SLevy says:

      We do not sell panels but some of our sponsors do sell them. Contact Sundog Solar or Simple Energy Works for information on pricing.
      Steve Levy

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  6. John Houston says:

    I have a large property (100+acres) that was to be used and is zoned for farming. I am interested in creating a large solar panel array on a portion of the property. How can I go about locating resources/partners/etc that would offer a low cost of entry? Many thanks. John

  7. William Cawthon says:

    I’ve been reading about PV panels, and I would like to know how well does PV panels work in middle TN for supplying electricity for the home year round?

    • SLevy says:

      Go to our site and choose the resources tab located at the top of the site. The first reference is PVwatts. Go to that site and on the map of the USA click on Tennessee; then click on Nashville. That will tell you how much power PV panels will deliver. Your best panels will deliver 18 to 20% conversion efficiency; your system will convert 87% to ac power. Any further questions, just let us know.

  8. Dale Schneider says:

    Have Solar Thermal Recovery Systemm Tested at NASA and Certified. Patent Pending, 30 year warranties. Have Detroit area factory prefer to stay in TN. 94% efficient vs. 15. Will save 60-70% energy,heat,air-c, reduces humidity & mold. 6,000 old models still running for 33 years in MI-OH-IN.
    Improved model will last forever. Looking for $ partner, HVAC license will help. Dale – 4gsons@comcast.net

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