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


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 my home, I’ve become very familiar with the challenges in Tennessee. I've also reflected on how current utility policy in Tennessee is unfair and inconsiderate of the poor, low, and limited income customers. Here I share my experience, lessons learned, and hopes for a more equitable system.


MLK 50: Our First Family March in Memphis with NAACP

It is hard to describe what I felt in Memphis, TN on April 4th, 2018. This date marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To start,…


SACE Staffer Makes Powerful Statement on Energy Justice at NAACP's 17th Annual Legislative Day on the Hill

Jason Carney, SACE's Clean Energy Program Manager, presented a statement on February 13, 2018 at the Tennessee State Conference NAACP's 17th Annual Legislative Day on the Hill. This event provided an opportunity…