27 Oct '11, 1pm

Solar in Tennessee: 3.37 MW in Q3: Total installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Tennessee increased 44 percen...

Solar in Tennessee: 3.37 MW in Q3: Total installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Tennessee increased 44 percen...

Total installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Tennessee increased 44 percent from 2.34 megawatts in the second quarter to 3.37 megawatts in the third quarter of 2011. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s most recent data, nearly 96 percent of installed capacity in the third quarter came from the commercial segment. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) offers multiple incentives to drive PV installations in the state. Launched as a pilot program in 2003, the Generation Partners Program offers production based incentives to homeowners and businesses that install renewable generation systems including PV, wind, low-impact hydropower, and biomass. TVA and participating power distributors purchase 100 percent of output from qualifying PV systems at a premium of $0.12 per kilowatt-hour on top of the retail electricity rate in exchange for solar...

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