Solar Power World, the leading solar publication covering technology, development and installation, published the Top Solar Contractors list. The list includes hundreds of solar contractors and developers in the United States, listed and categorized by state/territory, service and market, including some TAEBC members. The list ranks applicants according to their influence in the U.S. solar industry in 2017.

Signal Energy Constructors, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ranked at #8 on the list.

Signal Energy Constructors is a global general contractor providing engineering, procurement, and construction services for utility-scale renewable energy projects. Signal Energy is the renewable energy arm of the EMJ Corporation, possessing more than 8,000 megawatts of utility-scale project experience in the design and construction of wind, solar, storage, infrastructure, and other power projects. The company has been ranked in the top ten solar EPC contractors in the country for the last seven years. In December 2017, Signal Energy opened an international office in Sydney, Australia, expanding its reach into the Asian-Pacific market.

Tennessee Solar Solutions, also based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ranked at #198 on the list. Since the Top Solar Contractors List was started in 2012, Tennessee Solar Solutions has placed four consecutive years from 2015 to the present.

“We are so proud of the work our team has done for the last 12 years. Solar energy is not only the most abundant resource for energy usage, but everyone should have access to harness this FREE energy,” said Anthony Roden, Founder and President of Tennessee Solar Solutions.

It’s important to note the list includes solar PV companies that provide the following services: EPC contracting, development, construction/installation, electrical work and/or rooftop-specific installations. Companies can do work in any market segment, including utility, commercial, residential and off-grid, and companies must be headquartered in the United States.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has released for public comment the State of Tennessee’s Proposed Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (proposed BMP) for purposes of implementing the State’s initial allocation under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement (VW Settlement) Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT). The proposed BMP is intended to provide the public with insight into the State’s plan for use of the mitigation funds. Specifically, the proposed BMP outlines the Eligible Mitigation Actions (EMAs) or project categories that the State proposes to fund from the State’s initial EMT allocation of $45,759,914.40.

To access the proposed BMP, click here: State of Tennessee’s Proposed Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. Additionally, TDEC has recorded a presentation that addresses the various sections of the State’s proposed BMP. A copy of the presentation slide deck may be accessed here.

The State’s proposed BMP has been developed in accordance with the terms of the Environmental Mitigation Trust for State Beneficiaries (“State Trust Agreement“). This proposed BMP is not a solicitation for projects. As such, this proposed BMP includes limited detail on the application or project selection processes. Such information will be provided on the TDEC Webpage after the BMP has been finalized.

The public is encouraged to review the proposed BMP and submit comments via the public comment form below or via email to The public comment period will remain open for thirty (30) days following the date of the release of the proposed BMP. TDEC will accept comments through 5:00 p.m. CST on August 17, 2018. All comments and input received will be reviewed and considered by TDEC personnel. The BMP will then be finalized, submitted to the Trustee, and released to the public.

Link to public comment form.