Knoxville, Tennessee Solar America Cities Project

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy selected Knoxville become a Solar America Cities partner and help accelerate the adoption of solar energy technologies. Through this partnership, the City of Knoxville created the Solar Knoxville Program to help promote solar technologies by removing market barriers through a comprehensive, city-wide approach.

Solar Knoxville is:

  • Educating Citizens
  • Strengthening Demand and Supply for Solar
  • Increasing the visibility of solar
  • Inspiring lasting change throughout our community.

This website is just one of the ways we hope to achieve a larger, stronger, and more visible solar industry in Knoxville. It is designed to be a “one stop shop” for citizens, business owners, and students wishing to learn more about solar energy and how it can be used in our community.


How To Go Solar

How to Go Solar

Solar energy is a clean source of energy that is inexhaustible, abundant and powerful! Here are a few reasons why millions of people all over America and the world are integrating solar into their electricity and heating systems.

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Solar Technology 101

Solar Technology 101

Solar technologies use the sun’s energy to provide heat, light, hot water, electricity, and even cooling, for homes, businesses, and industry. Solar energy is a very powerful source of energy because more energy from the sun falls on the earth in one hour than is used by everyone in the world in one year.

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Latest Solar News

Latest Solar News

Interested in learning about solar energy? Visit Colorado Solar!

While we feel there is a fair amount of helpful information right here on Solar Knoxville, we don’t hesitate to borrow or share with other helpful organizations.  A visitor to the Solar Knoxville website recommended that we share a helpful resource he found while conducting online research.  The resource is a website called Colorado Solar.  While many

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Bosch’s $449 electric vehicle home charger

There are many costs associated with EV ownership.  One of the lesser-yet very important-costs is the home charging station.  While some EV owners have chosen to rely entirely on public infrastructure, most feel more comfortable with the ability to charge at home.  Here is the latest (and cheapest) offering I have seen recently. Boschs $449 electric

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Solar Plane” to Travel Across US Without Consuming Jet Fuel

“Solar Impulse” is the name of the solar-powered plane that will travel from coast to coast in the United States without consuming any fuel.  The aircraft is covered in 12,000 photovoltaic cells, and traveling through a number of cities to increase awareness of the value and potential of solar energy.  Check out the link below. Solar plane

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