LightWave Solar Insider
October 2016 Newsletter
Solar Spotlight: Dry Valley Apartments near Cookeville
Commercial Solar Installation in Cookeville, TN
Property developer & manager Putnam Properties just added a 27kW solar system to their brand new apartment complex in Algood, Tennessee, near Cookeville. Dry Valley Apartments feature stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and amenities that aim to improve residents' quality of life including a hammock relaxation area, walking trail, food grilling/gathering area, and outdoor lounge with gas fire pit. 

With 103 solar PV panels and high efficiency lighting, Dry Valley Apartments is one of Tennessee's first apartment developments dedicated to lowering its carbon footprint. Solar energy generation will cover 50% of the electric costs of site lighting, the resort style pool and club house.

"We thought solar energy was a good direction for our newest development," says Putnam Properties President Martin Ing. "By investing in solar, we believe we are doing our part to help solar become a bigger part of the energy sector," Ing says.

Putnam Properties will receive the 30% federal tax credit and accelerated depreciation benefits that equal almost 60% of solar projects costs. In addition, the project was approved for a 25% grant from USDA's Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) which encourages businesses in rural areas to invest in solar.

"The USDA grant process was easy," says Ing. "LightWave handled all the difficult paperwork and was ultimately successful," he says.

Learn more about USDA's solar grant program in the article below!
Solar Workshops & Webinar
Solar Workshop
Our presentations cover everything you want to know about going solar. We will explain how solar works, the financial incentives (up to 60% of commercial solar costs recouped with tax benefits), financing options and more!

Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 10:00am-11:30am
Solar-powered Tuck Hinton Architects
410 Elm Street in Nashville, TN
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Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 10:00am-11:30am
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
3050 Medical Center Pkwy in Murfreesboro, TN
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Can't get out of the office for our workshops? Attend our next webinar!

"Solar for Small Businesses in Tennessee"
Thursday, Oct. 13 from 1pm-2pm
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Apply for $20,000 Solar Grants by Oct 31
USDA REAP Grants for Solar
USDA solar grants are available for small rural business owners and farmers. Grants cover 25% of project costs up to $20,000. Applications are due Monday, October 31. We assemble winning applications for our customers - our approval record is 97%!

If you think you might qualify, contact us and we will verify your eligibility and begin the process.
TVA Announces 2017 Solar Program
TVA's Green Power Providers (GPP) program will continue into 2017 without changes to buyback rates or capacity:
  • GPP will open on January 11, 2017, on a first-come, first-served basis and will close on December 15, 2017.
  • Total capacity offered will be 10 MW (50/50% non-residential/residential split).
  • The renewable energy generated will be purchased at the retail rate for the entirety of the 20 year contract.
  • The system size will range from 0.5kW - 50kW.
This year's program is still open with 3.83MW of capacity available. TVA will accept applications until December 16, 2016, if capacity remains open.  Contact us to get your project into the program!
New Battery Backup Package for Homes
LightWave Solar has designed an affordable battery backup package that includes a 3.24 kilowatt solar PV system plus batteries for $24,995*! Our fully installed, turn-key package provides:
  • Approximately 3 days of electrical autonomy stored in your battery bank. No fuel costs!
  • Power to critical loads in your home, including refrigerator, freezer, lights, microwave & small electronics
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