August 21-22, 2013 – Southeastern Sustainability Conference

Dynamic presentations and panel discussions on the following topics: Lighting Upgrades: The Gateway to Energy EfficiencyChanging Behaviors in the Workplace: Effective Employee Engagement StrategiesDriving Toward Sustainable TransportationGround Source Heat Pumps: Challenges and OpportunitiesThe Road to Funding: ROI Analysis and the Navigation of Funding Options Click here for more...
Two USDA REAP Grants Awarded to ARiES Solar  Clients

Two USDA REAP Grants Awarded to ARiES Solar Clients

August 1, 2013 At ARiES, we work with our customers from start to finish, and that includes writing grant applications, a task in which we have a strong record of success. In July, two ARiES Solar clients received USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants. REAP provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and small businesses in rural America to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems, make energy efficiency improvements to non-residential buildings and facilities, use renewable technologies that reduce energy consumption and participate in energy audits, renewable energy development assistance, and feasibility studies. Congratulations to Sequatchie Cove Creamery and 100 Aker Woods Morgans for receiving this grant.  Sequatchie Cove Creamery plans to use their award to install an E100 Woodgun biomass gasification system to provide thermal energy for their cheese-making operation. This system will be installed in place of three on-demand propane boilers. It will produce the thermal energy in batches with the energy stored in a 1500-gallon water vessel. Once the water is brought up to temperature, the E100 will go into standby mode until the temperature of the storage vessel drops below the set point. Due to the E100 efficiency, the E100 can stay in standby mode for approximately 4-5 hours before needing to be relit. The processes will then draw off the stored thermal energy from the storage tank through the use of a circulator to additional heat exchangers based on the process heat load needs. Sequatchie Cove Creamery will consume all the energy generated from the Biomass Thermal system for process heat. The total project cost is estimated to produce an annual energy...

August 1 – TVA Green Power Providers Reopen for Applications

The TVA Green Power Providers will reopen for applications on August 1, 2013. Solar photovoltaic (PV) and biomass systems are eligible to participate. This is a highly competitive program, so we encourage you to work with us to submit your paperwork on August 1, 2013.  If you are interested in installing a system and submitting an application, please contact...