With 345 Stion frameless panels, Aurora inverters and a frameless racking system, this system is ready to go! ARiES Energy also installed a energy monitoring system, so the property owners can monitor their energy production, giving them the power to make educated decisions about future energy-efficiency upgrades.
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Most of our Solar Tour sites are available for visits throughout the month, but Wampler’s Farm Sausage is open to the public one day only – don’t miss your chance to learn and win!
Saturday, October 19 from 11am to 2pm at Wampler’s Farm Sausage
We can’t think of a better way to start your tour of the future of distributed power than with Wampler’s Farm Sausage.
Wampler’s Farm Sausage, a sausage company in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, has been setting the pace and leading us towards energy independence and a cleaner, healthier future for the generations to come. Wampler’s started with a small 30-kilowatt (kW) solar PV system and leveraged that success into a 500 kW solar PV system. The confidence and success of these two investments have helped Wampler’s decision to install the world’s first Proton Power CHyP system!
Ted Wampler, Jr., President of Wampler’s Farm Sausage, will be on-site for the kick off of ARiES Energy’s 2013 Solar Tour. He will share with you about the company’s exciting, profitable journey to energy independence and a cleaner, safer future for your children.
ARiES Energy would like to invite you to participate in the 2013 ARiES Energy Solar Tour, part of the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour event. The event runs most of the month of October so you can pick which day works best for you.
Check out the Solar Tour map and visit the locations! Take a picture of the solar system and tag the picture for a chance to win one of our many prizes!
Visit the ARiES Energy website for the map and more info:
KINGSTON — This city is getting into the solar power business, and it’s not costing taxpayers a dime, Mayor Troy Beets said.
In a cooperative venture with a Nashville company, 200 solar panels are being installed behind the city’s water treatment plant on Highway 58 South, the mayor said after a brief ceremony Tuesday at the facility.
Another 800 panels will be put in place in July on a 1.38-acre tract of city-owned land off James Ferry Road near the plant.
“Our only skin in the game is the property,” Beets said.
Combined, the 1,000 panels should generate the equivalent of enough electrical power to operate the water treatment plant, which has about a $6,000-a-month electric bill.
James Rose, Senior Lecturer & Interim Director for the Institute for Smart Structures in the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, will provide a presentation on the UT Solar Decathlon team. Find out more info on the team here: www.livinglightutk.com
Enjoy a beer and green conversation AND check out Bearden Beer Market’s brand new 5 kilowatt solar array!
If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will congregate in the Yazoo Room. Don’t let the rain or cold weather keep you away!!
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Saturday, March 23 at 10:00AM and 1:00PM
For more information about the Spectrum exhibit:
The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Knoxville Center mall near the JC Penney entrance and giant Power T. Knoxville Center mall is located near I-640 Exit 8 at 3001 Knoxville Center Drive.
Thanks to Wampler’s Farm Sausage, Knoxville Zoo is taking its most ambitious step yet toward sustainability; the installation of a solar power system on the roof of The Stokely African Elephant Preserve barn. The 50 kilowatt system, constructed by local energy electrical contractor ARiES Energy, LLC, will produce clean, renewable energy for the zoo and provide an opportunity to educate guests on the use of green power.
Knoxville Zoo partnered with Wampler’s Farm Sausage and Family Brands International, makers of Elm Hill hot dogs and Cades Cove barbecue, because of their success in solar power generation at their manufacturing facilities. Thanks to the assistance from Wampler’s, the zoo can further their mission of environmental conservation by reducing their carbon footprint with the added benefit of providing an ongoing income stream for the zoo as part of the TVA Green Power Providers Program
Interested in how YOU can go solar?? Join ARiES Energy for a solar workshop at the zoo January 26th. For more information, click here.
In a recent interview with teknovation.biz, the President of ARiES advocated for a tagline that simply says “Tennessee . . . Where Energy Begins.” ARiES stands for Alternative, Renewable, Innovative, Economic, Solutions for Energy, a company that Abouelata founded about a year ago with two partners – Mary Shaffer Gill and Patrick West.
His work for the last several years in a variety of energy sectors provides a good perspective on why he believes the tagline makes sense. For Abouelata, it’s an easy sell.
“If you want to be in the theater, you go to Broadway. If you want to be in finance, you go to Wall Street. If you want to be in energy, you come here.”
Abouelata cites the state’s assets that many know – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Electric Power Research Institute, Sharp Electronics Corporation, Wacker Chemie, and Hemlock Semiconductor.
Come to Bearden Beer Market in Knoxville, TN on Wednesday, November 7th for a workshop with STION, solar panel manufacturer located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. At the workshop you will learn more about solar energy and how you can incorporate into your home or building!
This workshop is part of the Bearden Beer Market and ARiES Energy Best Building Practices campaign to lower their carbon footprint, educate the community and encourage patrons and partners to follow suit.
Every Wednesday: $1 per pint will support BBM’s Best Building Practices! Join us to hear about BBM’s plans to incorporate the best building practices into the beer garden to improve energy efficiency and enhance the experience for beer lovers & BBM partners of Knoxville!
Some of their projects include:
- Installing a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System!
- Completing Lighting Retrofits (90% accomplished, let’s make it 100%!)
- Purchasing Biomass heating and power generation units! (Conveniently charge electronics in the beer garden without plugging into the grid!)
- Roof Top Garden for Storm Water Collection (vegetation for reducing run-off & carbon emissions, not for eating!)
For more information or to RSVP, Click Here
President Obama has nominated Mike McWherter, the 2010 Democratic nominee for Tennessee governor, to fill one of five current vacancies on the TVA Board of Directors.
Obama also nominated V. Lynn Evans, a Memphis accountant, and Joe H. Ritch, a Huntsville, Ala., attorney, as new members of the board while proposing to give Marilyn A. Brown, a current board member whose term has expired, a new term on the nine-member panel.
The president in February had nominated Peter Mahurin of Bowling Green, Ky., to a TVA board seat, but Mahurin’s nomination has not been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The four nominations announced Friday in a White House news release are also subject to Senate confirmation.