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Solar Spotlight: Delvin Farms
Delvin Farms Solar
Just in time for strawberry season, we commissioned two solar systems at Delvin Farms in College Grove, TN. Delvin Farms specializes in growing organic vegetables, and you can find them at 5 farmers markets around Nashville. Additionally, they prepare 600-800 boxes of produce per week for their 800 member CSA! 

In April, LightWave Solar installed 122 solar panels on two farm buildings, totaling 32 kilowatts. Delvin Farms' solar systems offset 100% of the farm's electric use.

"We kicked around the idea of solar for years, and now that costs have fallen, we decided it was time," says Hank Delvin. "We did it to reduce our electric bills and for philosophical reasons, mainly to be energy neutral and create our own energy," he explains.

It doesn't hurt that Delvin Farms' customers love solar, too. Delvin Farms posted photos of their system on Facebook, and the response was clear - 350 Likes!

"Our customers really appreciate the fact that we installed solar," says Delvin. "They think it is absolutely fabulous," he adds.

Delvin Farms obtained a solar project loan through BB&T, and the farm applied for a USDA REAP grant.  

"Even without the grant, solar is a really good return on investment," says Delvin. "I wish more people would do it," he says.

LightWave Solar and Delvin Farms will be at the 12 South Farmers Market on May 10. See bottom article for details!
Delvin Farms Solar Shop
Delvin Farms' warehouse now has 22kW! Combined with 10kW on the barn, solar offsets 100% of the farm's electric use.
Solar Workshops for Homeowners & Businesses
Our workshops will cover everything you want to know about going solar. We will explain how solar works, the financial incentives, financing options and more!

Bring your electric bill and we will provide your free preliminary estimate!

LightWave Solar Lunch & Learn
Commercial Solar Workshop in Brentwood
Wednesday, May 25 from 10:00am-11:30am
The Meeting Room
201 Powell Place in Brentwood, TN
LightWave Solar Workshop Sign up

Residential Solar Workshop in Franklin
Saturday, June 11 from 10:00am-11:30am
Westhaven Golf Club
4000 Golf Club Lane in Franklin, TN
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Where we've been installing...
Nashville Solar 11kW
11kW in Nashville, TN
Action Tents Solar
20kW at Action Tents in Lewisburg, TN
Eads, TN Solar 40kW
40kW in Eads, TN
Nashville Fire Station #19 - First LEED Plantinum Station in the Southeast
Metro Fire Station 19 video
Check out this video of Nashville's first LEED Platinum Fire Station, #19 off Charlotte Avenue near downtown. 

It's Nashville's 7th solar-powered fire station! LightWave Solar is proud to have installed all 7 solar systems at Metro's new fire stations across Nashville.
Meet us at the 12 South Farmers Market on May 10
12 South Farmers Market
We are a 2016 sponsor of the 12 South Farmers Market, and we will be there on Tuesday, May 10 from 3:30-6:30pm. Pick up your local vegetables, dairy, baked goods, and more, and stop by our booth to talk about solar. The 12 South Farmers Market is located at Sevier Park on Granny White Pike in Nashville. Go local!
Now 1 Million Solar Installations in the U.S.
1 Million Solar Strong
The adoption of solar energy in America has reached a new height of 1 million installations nationwide. This milestone is the product of American innovation and ingenuity. It is the result of consumers, policy leaders, advocates and an industry of over 200,000 workers who have all helped make the nation's clean energy revolution a reality. While it took 40 years to reach this mark, it will take just two more years to hit 2 million! Help spread the news on social media!
580 solar installations and counting...

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