Jason Carney

Clean Energy Program Manager

Jason Carney is a native of Nashville with a passion for energy and sustainability that goes back to elementary school. After graduating from Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, his passion was rekindled when introduced to the US Green Building Council’s LEED credential while working for a major HVAC manufacturer. Since then, he has diligently worked to educate others on the economic, environmental and social importance of renewable energy and energy efficiency; including as an Energy Consultant for the TDEC’s Office of Energy Programs. He recently completed his Master’s in Civic Leadership with a thesis on bringing the green economy to African-Americans through solar energy. Jason is excited to join the team at SACE as the Clean Energy Program Manager and help shape efforts to promote clean energy.

Jason is married to Gwendolyn (Gwen) Carney. They are blessed with a set of boy-girl twins named Elijah and Eden. Gwen works as an Occupational Therapist.

Jason's Recent Posts


Good (News) Friday: The Sun Shines for Whites Creek

Community Solar built for the people, by the people of the Bordeaux-Whites Creek-Joelton community.


Putting a Face on Energy Burden: Nashvillians Deserve Answers for High Bills

This posting, which is part of SACE's series 'Putting a Face on Energy Burden,' tells the story of Annie Pearl Patton, a Nashville resident suffering high energy burden outside of her control.


My Story as the Only African American Certified to Design Solar PV in Tennessee

As we celebrate Black History Month, SACE is highlighting stories at the crossroads of energy and equity. Through my own work to design and install my own solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system on…

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