Solar Alliance Featured in East Tennessee PBS JobPop Series for Solar Technician

Solar Alliance Featured in East Tennessee PBS JobPop Series for Solar Technician

May 7, 2024   |   Blog

Solar technician is one of several jobs that children can learn about via the JobPop series that runs on East Tennessee PBS.  It is explained by our General Manager, who manages crews of technicians and other solar photovoltaic professionals.  The series is aimed at  school-aged children in the 5-12 year range.  Professor Nick Geidner leads […]

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June Deadline Ahead for Rural Energy Grants

May 1, 2024   |   Blog

Ready to cut your utility costs every month?  Need more resilience?  How could adding a renewable energy asset benefit your bottom line?  The June deadline is coming up soon for small businesses wanting to apply for the Rural Energy for America Program grant.  Thus far in 2024, this is being awarded at up to 50% […]

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How Solar Has Evolved Since First Earth Day

April 22, 2024   |   Blog

Now 54 years after the first Earth Day, choosing the scope of your solar installation and how much battery storage to accompany it has become as mainstream now as any other business decision.  (How can Solar Alliance help?) Just how much have the science and scale of photovoltaics evolved since April 22, 1970? Let’s take […]

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What are Distributed Energy Resources?

January 18, 2024   |   Blog

How much electricity does your community need at the ready at any given time? Will it be enough when more vehicles are plugging into charging stations instead of filling up at gas stations? How will your workplace or home fare during the next extreme weather event in winter or summer? Will certain updates lessen the […]

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Small Businesses Harvesting Savings via Sunshine

December 28, 2023   |   Blog

Solar for Savings How are small businesses finding savings for their bottom line? Some are harvesting that savings via sunshine: adding the ability to produce their own solar energy.  The Rural Energy for America Program offers a generous way to support solar for rural, small businesses. Only a portion of those are farms. Many are […]

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Opportunities in Energy

November 15, 2023   |   Blog

Knoxville Gathering Opportunities in Energy has once again brought business, research, government and thought leaders together to explore the future of energy for Tennessee. The November gathering in downtown Knoxville attracted entrepreneurs, university researchers and even a retired United States Senator.   A $10 million award was announced for an effort to help rural electric […]

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Energy Updates at

November 6, 2023   |   Blog

Another way we want to keep you up-to-date about solar and energy topics is over at, where Anne Brock writes a weekly column for the online news source.   Here’s a quick look at topics she’s covered in 2023: My home’s energy checkup ‘Save Money, Save Energy’ Land use is latest hot solar topic […]

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What’s New at Solar Alliance

September 18, 2023   |   Blog

More Projects Solar Alliance is proud to design solar projects for a range of clients, supporting small business and communities!  Check out some of our latest smaller-scale projects here in our Case Studies.  They include solar atop a distillery warehouse and also an array that supplies part of the electricity for a community recreation center.  […]

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Can We Prevent Summer Blackouts?

August 15, 2023   |   Blog

When Summer Brings Extremes Summer’s sizzle presents extreme weather challenges to rival deep freezing winter punches to the nation’s power grid. Summer storms can add an extra challenge. What will it take to avoid a grid failure this summer?  Those from various corners of the energy sector are working to prevent it.  This includes government, […]

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Report Highlights More Solar Growth

July 27, 2023   |   Blog

Data Shows Solar Still Growing America is quenching its thirst for energy alternatives primarily through solar.  Soon, expect to see more photovoltaics where you live or work. The latest US Solar Market Insight report from Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association predicts the solar industry will nearly triple in size over the next […]

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