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Solar for your Home Workshop with STION

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

Obama nominates McWherter, three others to TVA board

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.

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Bearden Beer Market to Showcase Their Sustainability Efforts

BBM plans to lower our carbon footprint, educate the community and encourage patrons and partners to follow suit by:

In this workshop ARiES Energy will provide:

  • Installing a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System!
  • Completing our 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!)
  • Rain Barrels to sustain the roof garden
  • Porous Surface to replace blacktop in beer garden  (reduces runoff, increases water quality, & decreases heat

Bearden Beer Market (BBM) is incorporating best building practices into the beer garden to improve energy efficiency and enhance the experience

It is very important to BBM to demonstrate that “greening” is not simply a novelty. It is a best practice and the way of the future! BBM believes those who support these proactive energy efforts should be championed! To do this BBM, has dedicated an entire wall to showcase the support of BBM’s energy efforts and quality building practices. “Wall of Champions” signage opportunities include:

for beer lovers & BBM partners of Knoxville! To accomplish our goals, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

 

  • “Rookie-of-the-Year” – 1×1 ft space
  • “All-Star” – 2×2 ft space
  • “Hall-of-Famer” – 3×3 ft space

When: October 17, 2012, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: Bearden Beer Market (BBM), 4524 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919:

RSVP: Bearden Beer Market – Matt, beardenbeermarket@gmail.com, (423) 648-0963 www.beardenbeermarket.com

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ARiES Energy, LLC – Mary Shaffer Gill, mary@ariesenergy.com www.ariesenergy.com

Recent Customer Experience Develops New Solar Service

The owners of one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Tennessee partnered with ARiES Energy to fix a warranty issue with one of the system’s inverters.  While fixing this problem, the experts at ARiES Energy saw a serious issue with the system’s wiring.  Due to improper wiring, the system was losing 4% of the system’s solar power production.  Our inspection caught this mistake, increasing the company’s revenue by thousands of dollars.

Based on our experience with this customer, ARiES Energy decided to provide a service to guarantee optimal performance for solar PV system owners.

We are proud to announce our new Solar Maintenance Program to ensure your solar system is working at maximum efficiency.  Under the Solar Maintenance Agreement, we will give your solar system a top-down inspection to determine how your system is performing.

We will identify and fix problems that are preventing optimal performance, and take care of warranty claims so you don’t miss a beat while you are taking care of your day-to-day responsibilities.

Monthly Service:

  • Review utility bills/solar system performance benchmarking

Annual Service:

  • Inspect solar panel connections
  • Test output and compare warranty
  • Inspect solar panel’s physical condition
  • Inspect inverter and protection devices
  • Full Performance Assessment 
  • Pressure wash and clean solar panels (200 kW and greater)

Service as Needed:

  • Prepare and submit any warranty claims
  • Repair or replace defective solar panels at a discounted rate

Check out our website at www.ARiESEnergy.com, and view our references at www.ARiESEnergy.com/Recommendations.  Interested in learning more? E-mail stefan@ariesenergy.com or call 865-309-4NRG.

TSEA’s Stefan and Carmelo Install Their First Solar System

Carmelo Plugging In

TSEA volunteers, Stefan Partin and Carmelo Mannino, helped ARiES Energy install solar panels at the Pink Pig in Downtown Morristown.  This was the first hands-on solar installation job for both interns, and it was a great success.  “It is great to get your hands dirty and get experience on the ground installing,” said Stefan, “I talk to many people that have installed panels, and it is good to say that now I have too.”  Carmelo talked about his experience saying, “I’m use to doing solar behind a desk, I found installing the panels to be a great experience.”  ARiES Energy, a business member of TSEA, provides solar and renewable energy services, and was founded on the principal of three “E’s” – Energy Independence, Economic Development and Environmental Stewardship.

Completed Installation

The installation was a 11.73 kW solar photovoltaic installation on a rooftop in Historic Downtown Morristown.  The project used aesthetic and innovative solar technology that was installed within the design requirements of the local Historic Zoning Commission and will add to the historic building’s complete renovation.  ARiES Energy is proud to be the FIRST project finished in the TN Dept. of Environment & Conservation Clean Tennessee Energy Grant program.  ARiES Energy will be holding a ribbon cutting event in Morristown on October 4th, 2012 at 9AM EST.  To view more picture click here. Visit ARiES Energy at www.ariesenergy.com