BrightRidge CEO Recognized as 2018 Solar Champion
Jeff Dykes, the CEO of BrightRidge was recently recognized at the Tennessee Valley Solar Conference for his efforts towards the local promotion of solar energy. Dyke’s persistent collaborative efforts have led to the creation of a replicable solar model in the community.
At the conference, opportunities in the solar industry and the future of renewable energy sources in Tennessee were discussed. Dykes was recognized largely due to his pivotal role in the creation a solar farm located near Jonesborough. This 40-acre farm is due to be completed in 2019 and will be the first solar-power production plant in Northeast Tennessee. Dykes noted that Jonesborough is one of the oldest towns in the state, but will be receiving one of the newest forms of energy technology.
Solar energy and other renewable energy sources have been viewed as the future of energy in regards to environmental sustainability. The state of Tennessee already has a solid foundation, which if managed efficiently could benefit the economy of both the state and the nation at large.