Get Ready for the Green Power Providers Program – January 2014

Get Ready for the Green Power Providers Program – January 2014

The Green Power Providers program will have 10 Megawatts of capacity available for solar projects.  4 of the Megawatts (MW) are reserved for residential projects. The Green Power Providers program will continue to offer participants a 20-year contract, offering 4 cents plus the retail rate for the first 10 years and the current retail rate for the second 10 years. Residential participants will receive a $1,000 rebate for joining the program.   Applications will be accepted until February 16th, and if the program is oversubscribed, a lottery will determine who gets approval.   ARiES Solar can provide you with an updated proposal quickly and easily.  Simply e-mail us, or fill out our form on our website.   Why be ready?   In August 2013, TVA opened the Green Power Providers program to allow for an additional 2.5MW and it was oversubscribed in minutes.  Literally, minutes. ...
Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program – Pre-Proposals Due January 31, 2014

Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program – Pre-Proposals Due January 31, 2014

The purpose of the CTEG Program is to select and fund projects that best result in a reduction of emissions and pollutants identified below. The Clean Tennessee Energy Program provides financial assistance to municipal government, county government, utility districts, and other entities created by statute (e.g. airport authority) in Tennessee to purchase, install, and construct energy projects that fit into one of the following eligible project categories: Cleaner Alternative Energy: biomass, geothermal, solar, wind Energy Conservation: Lighting, HVAC improvements, improved fuel efficiency, insulation, idling minimization Air Quality Improvement, including Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Greenhouse Gases   Grant Timeline The anticipated timeline for this grant round is as follows: November 1, 2013:  Request for Pre-Proposals Released  January 31, 2014:  Pre-Proposal submission deadline  February 14, 2014:  Full proposals (by invitation only) contacted for additional items February 28, 2014:  Full proposal supplemental information submission deadline Late Spring:  Announcement of Round 3 FY 2013-2014   Read more information here! Have a project in mind?  Contact...

February 10 – Meet and Greet for Potential Interns

We will be hosting a Meet and Greet for prospective interns on February 10th at 6pm in the Room 237 at the University Center.  There, we will go into detail about who ARiES is and what kind of person we a looking for as an intern.  Check out our call for...
Power Conditioning

Power Conditioning

What you use and what the power company shows that you used can be two very different numbers.  Power conditioning corrects this problem, saving you money in multiple ways. ARiES Solar Power Conditioning systems help you: Save on your electric bill by correcting lagging power caused by inductive loads like motors and transformers.  Just like fast acceleration in your car will reduce your gas mileage, sucking electricity from the grid too quickly reduces efficiency. Protect sensitive electronics, such as computers and TV’, from harmonic interference that causes heat.  Electronics last longer if they stay cool, which means you can replace costly electronics less often. Protect against power surges.  Large surges, such as a lightning strike, can destroy electronic equipment and cause thousands of dollars in damage.  Our power conditioning system will sacrifice itself if a power surge occurs and our 10 year replacement warranty will cover the system’s replacement at no cost. Want to see how much money power conditioning can save you?  ARiES Solar can test your electrical panel, and along with 12 months of electric bills, we can create a custom proposal for you. Contact us to get started. Want to learn more about power conditioning?  Check out a video from one of our...
Energy Monitoring

Energy Monitoring

If you know when and where you use the most electricity, you can take the next step to control your consumption and your costs. ARiES Solar offers a cost-effective energy monitoring systems to help our commercial and residential clients gain a firm understanding of their electricity use. Our energy monitoring systems can measure energy production (from solar photovoltaic or other renewable energy sources), energy consumption and power factor; having real-time energy usage information empowers our customers to immediately identify energy issues in their building. In addition, the monitoring system has the capability to provide alarms based on real-time data to remind our clients that it’s time to perform routine maintenance of either the consumption equipment or the generation equipment.  These systems can also alert the ARiES Solar team if a piece of energy production equipment is not performing correctly. Learn more about our energy planning services. Energy monitoring can be installed with or without energy production, so contact us now if you want to record your production and/or consumption details, discover energy hogs, lower your peak energy demand, verify meter readings and/or have the ability to accurately project...