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Nov 2015 Newsletter
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TVA Closes 2015 Solar Program on Nov 18 & 2016 Program Still Unclear
Deadline to apply for the 2015 Green Power Providers program is November 18. In order to submit the Participation Agreement Request form by Nov. 18, which locks in the 2 cent premium rate, the application must begin by November 13.

TVA has not announced 2016 program details.

To lock-in 10 years of 2 cent premium payments, act now! Contact us for a free preliminary estimate or if you already have an estimate or proposal, email us to move your project forward.
Join us at TenneSEIA's Annual Meeting on Nov 9
Solar supporters and stakeholders are invited to attend TenneSEIA's largest event of the year! It will feature speakers and panels covering Tennessee's solar industry. including 2016 solar outlook and community solar. Event will include evening reception and recognition of TenneSEIA's 2015 Solar Champion Award & Lifetime Solar Achievement Award.

TenneSEIA Annual Meeting
November 9 from 1pm-7:30pm
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
1600 Division St., Suite 700
Nashville, Tennessee

We got a new website! 
Check out our recently redesigned website to learn more about our projects, our employees and more!

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Watch us on PBS
PBS's Live Green Tennessee TV show filmed at our office last month. Here is the segment that aired across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky:

LightWave Solar on Live Green TN TV Show
Keg Springs Winery Goes Solar
LightWave Solar at Keg Springs Winery
What could be better than solar-powered wine? That's what Keg Springs Winery owners, Mary, Gerald, Brian and Becky Hamm, wondered when they were considering a solar project at their vineyard and winery in Hampshire, TN. Once they ran the numbers, they decided to pull the cork!

Keg Springs Winery produces and sells wine on site, and they process over 40,000 gallons of wine annually, up from 2,000 gallons in 2003.

"Our expansion of the business saw a growth in production and upgrade in much of our equipment, as well as a growth in our electric bill," says Brian Hamm. "We were looking for a way to reduce our electric bill and help our environment as well. Naturally, solar energy came to mind," he says.

Their 31 kW system consists of 118 solar panels and covers about 75% of their annual electric costs. Keg Springs participates in TVA's 2015 program in which TVA pays a 2 cent premium for 100% of solar electricity. 

Keg Springs Winery obtained a project loan from First Farmers and Merchants Bank of Columbia. 

"A solar loan is self-liquidating debt," says Brian Hamm.  "In under two years, we will be cash flow positive," he says.

Keg Springs hosts tours, tastings, picnics, concerts and more. Get directions and check out their wines.

Keg Springs Winery Goes Solar
Where We've Been Installing...
Nova Copy Solar Panels in Memphis
Nova Copy
Memphis, TN
50kW Commissioned Oct 5
This project participates in TVA's Dispersed Power Program. Nova Copy uses all of their solar electricity and only excess is sold at avoided cost (~3.5 cents). This way Nova Copy keeps the Renewable Energy Credits.
Little Seed Farm solar panels
Little Seed Farm 
Lebanon, TN
23kW Commissioned Oct 21
This project received a USDA REAP grant that covers 25% of solar system costs. USDA solar grants are available to most rural businesses, and we assemble applications. Next round is Spring 2016.
Over 500 solar installations and counting...

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