ARiES Solar Writes Grants For Our Customers

 

Current USDA REAP Grant Deadline:

March 31st, 2017

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Renewable Energy Grants Are Available in Tennessee

The Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program funds projects that reduce emissions and pollutants. The program assists local governments, utility districts, and other entities in Tennessee to fund energy projects for:   Cleaner Alternative Energy • Energy Conservation • Air Quality Improvement

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The Story of Sustainability at Wampler's Sausage

Ted Wampler Jr. explains the various initiatives and projects Wampler’s Farm Sausage has taken on to be a world leader in sustainable energy and conservation. ARiES Solar helped secure a USDA REAP Grant to fund their efforts.
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The Knoxville Zoo made one small change and is saving

$55,000+ Annually

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Susan DeVico, President, SD Communications

“Harvey is a superb marketing communications professional -- and one of the finest and most dedicated individuals I've ever worked with during my career. It is wonderful working with Harvey on the mission to make solar a mainstream energy solution! Harvey's expertise, energy, and commitment to doing great work come shining through in everything he does.”
2014-07-18T18:54:48+00:00
“Harvey is a superb marketing communications professional — and one of the finest and most dedicated individuals I’ve ever worked with during my career. It is wonderful working with Harvey on the mission to make solar a mainstream energy solution! Harvey’s expertise, energy, and commitment to doing great work come shining through in everything he View Full →

John Edd Wampler, President, Family Brands International

“It was John Heywood who said "Many hands make light work." The dictionary defines that quote as "Large tasks become small when divided among several people." If someone wants to really have firsthand experience with what that means, they need only to have your team assist them with the grant applications, permits, design, construction and everything your team does to make a green energy product a reality. Your hard work made my work easy!”
2014-07-18T18:56:27+00:00
“It was John Heywood who said “Many hands make light work.” The dictionary defines that quote as “Large tasks become small when divided among several people.” If someone wants to really have firsthand experience with what that means, they need only to have your team assist them with the grant applications, permits, design, construction and View Full →

Teri Brahams, Executive Director-Bus & Comm Services, Pellissippi State Community College

“Harvey has done a masterful job of helping companies obtain grant funding to assist with solar installations at their site. He understands the opportunities, how to seek them and how to prepare them and has been very successful. I would highly recommend anyone interested in installing solar to talk with him. It will be well worth your time.”
2014-07-18T18:56:55+00:00
“Harvey has done a masterful job of helping companies obtain grant funding to assist with solar installations at their site. He understands the opportunities, how to seek them and how to prepare them and has been very successful. I would highly recommend anyone interested in installing solar to talk with him. It will be well View Full →

Amanda Little, Author

"Clean energy and green jobs are booming in Tennessee. Harvey Abouelata and ARiES Energy saw this coming long ago, and got way out in front of this trend. I'm so impressed with the success of ARiES, but not a bit surprised: Harvey's vision and drive are infectious--he's nothing short of visionary. "
2016-03-31T16:07:19+00:00
“Clean energy and green jobs are booming in Tennessee. Harvey Abouelata and ARiES Energy saw this coming long ago, and got way out in front of this trend. I’m so impressed with the success of ARiES, but not a bit surprised: Harvey’s vision and drive are infectious–he’s nothing short of visionary. “

Samuel Weaver, President, Proton Power

“Harvey has a great personal touch in bringing potential customers to our business. He has good insight regarding how a product fits with potential customers. Harvey is energetic, punctual and has great suggestions.”
2014-07-18T18:55:59+00:00
“Harvey has a great personal touch in bringing potential customers to our business. He has good insight regarding how a product fits with potential customers. Harvey is energetic, punctual and has great suggestions.”

Recent Publications, News, and upcoming events

Energy Mentor Network needs YOU to help grow TN startups!

Starting last year, ARiES President Harvey Abouelata committed to mentoring a Tennessee-based energy startup through our membership in the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council. As a mentor, Harvey was paired with Solar Site Design, a cloud-based content management platform that offers customer acquisition and project development for solar professionals.  Solar Site Design was founded in January 2013 by Jason and Samantha Loyet. They have participated in multiple startup accelerator programs and the company was chosen as a winner of the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. ARiES would not be where it is today without help from the Knoxville entrepreneurial community — lookin’ at you Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Pecha Kucha, Startup Day and many more! So we take paying it forward pretty seriously. TAEBC’s mentor program welcomes a wide range of mentors who have varying amounts of time to devote to the program (Usually about 1-5 hours a week). They don’t just need energy company founders — Mentors are also asked to serve based upon experience  raising capital, growing successful companies or as marketing, finance, or technical experts. TAEBC still has openings available – be a mentor like Harvey! Check out the program... Read More

SolarReviews names ARiES Solar to Top 100 Residential Solar Installers

ARiES Solar has again been recognized by SolarReviews as one of the site’s top residential installers. A big part of that is due to reviews from our fabulous customers — we thank you! You may recall this summer we received a Top 500 award from Solar Power — but Solar Reviews is a bit different in a GOOD way for small, local businesses like us! Here’s what they have to say about the Top 100 program: For a couple of years now SolarReviews has provided data to the Solar Power World Top Installers List and we will continue to do so. However, we thought that because reviews score is only one thing considered in these lists … some of the small and medium sized installers that were recording much higher levels of customer satisfaction were being overlooked. We congratulate these companies and the contribution they are making to the solar industry. ARiES was one of only two Tennessee companies to be ranked nationally on the list and we ranked second in Tennessee. Again – many thanks to our customers who’ve taken the time to leave us a review. Haven’t reviewed us yet? You can leave your review at the ARiES Solar  SolarReviews profile page.... Read More

Is Sense the smart home monitor you need? We tried it out!

As smart homes, smart devices and the Internet of Things become a reality, several manufacturers are offering tools to track the energy use for all those devices as well as standard equipment you may already own. One of those is Sense, a startup company whose founders developed voice recognition software. The company is betting its home energy monitor system ($299) can take over the niche by appealing to energy-conscious homeowners through its simplicity, ease of use and clean design. Sense emphasizes the value of knowing where, when and how you use power by having a “conversation” with your home — your home talks, Sense “listens.” Sense uses current sensors on the main breakers in your electric panel to monitor all electricity use in your home.  Each device uses power differently, and the key to Sense is its proprietary algorithm that is able to analyze that electric use and detect individual devices based on their electric signature over time. Since ARiES is based in a residential home that was converted to commercial office space, we decided to test it on ourselves (commercial monitoring is not available for Sense currently due to power differences). We installed the monitor November 1, 2016. It was pretty easy; we recommend you hire an electrician to install the system since you’ll need to work in your home’s electric panel.  Sense fits inside most panels and connects current sensors to the main breakers.  For our ARiES pros, it took less than 30 minutes. The Good Ease of installation Simple, attractive App interface Several heavily used appliances (Fridge, microwave) detected in the first week or so Alerts moved us to do... Read More

South Carolina legislature looks at two renewable energy bills early in 122nd session

Update:  The C-PACE legislation was approved by Senate subcommittee on Feb. 15! The legislation was changed to remove an option to allow county governments to issue bonds to finance C-PACE improvements. S.261 went to the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, which “carried over the bill to do additional work,” according to the South Carolina Association of Counties. The Renewable Energy Property Tax Act was approved by the Senate! It is now being considered by the House Ways and Means Committee. ——————————————- South Carolina legislators this week took a look at two bills covering renewable energy property tax incentives and financing. –The Renewable Energy Property Tax Act, introduced by Sen. Chauncey ‘Greg’ Gregory, R-Lancaster, was approved by the Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 17. The bill would give an 80 percent property tax abatement to commercial renewable energy projects. Residential projects would receive a full exemption. It heads to the full Senate next week. –Bills addressing the popular Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, referred to as C-PACE or simply PACE, financing method for renewable energy projects have been introduced in the House and Senate.  The SC Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy Act, by Reps. Dwight Loftis, R-Greenville and Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, would allow commercial property owners to finance clean energy improvements using their property taxes — where local governments allowed it. From the bill: ‘Clean energy improvement’ means a water efficiency measure, energy efficiency measure, or a fixture, product, device, or interacting group of fixtures, products, or devices on the customer’s side of the meter that use one or more clean energy resources or renewable energy resources to generate electricity or create heat or cooling. Clean energy improvements... Read More