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USDA SOLAR GRANTS FOR RURAL BUSINESSES

Do you own a small business? Is your business located in a rural area? If so, you likely qualify for the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant for solar projects! The upcoming round of REAP grants are equal to 25% of solar project costs up to $20,000. The…

Back to the Basics: Solar Panels

Solar modules are rugged, solid and built to withstand the harshest of environments. Since there are no moving parts besides electrons, there is no maintenance except for hosing them down in drought condiitions. Our modules have a limited power warranty for 25 years, and all system components are warrantied past the…

Solar Q&A with Local Business Owner

LightWave Solar sat down with Michael Phillips, owner of Ansbach Artisans in Franklin, Tennessee, who recently invested in solar for his business. LightWave Solar commissioned a 10 kilowatts (kW) solar system at his art gallery in June 2015. LWS: Why did you decide to invest in solar? MP: For…

Upcoming Solar Workshops for Businesses

Our solar workshops cover everything business owners want to know about going solar. We’ll explain financial benefits, financing options and show example cash flows.  Get your solar questions answered by our experts. Join us at one of our upcoming Solar Workshops for Businesses: In Murfreesboro, Friday, July 31  Co-hosted by…

What are Tier 1 Solar Modules?

We are often asked what brand of panels we install and why.  Just like our customers, we want the highest quality, most efficient and cost competitive panels available.  While we can accommodate client requests for specific brands of panels, we only install Tier 1 solar panels. Take a look at this image to…

If You Needed More Reasons to Go Solar…

Besides tax incentives, TVA’s premium payments and rising electricity costs, there are other financial benefits of solar that are often left out of the ROI and payback calculations. Here is a list of added solar benefits that can help businesses and homeowners save or generate money: Roof/Building Cooling: According to a…

Event for 1 Megawatt Solar Array in Oak Ridge, TN

LightWave Solar joins Powerhouse Six Solar developers and community members for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday April 9, 2015, in Oak Ridge, TN near Knoxville. Powerhouse Six is a 1 MW utility‑scale photovoltaic electric power‑generating facility developed under a partnership between Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) and Vis…

LightWave Solar is now a Knoxville area solar installer!

We are very excited to announce that LightWave Solar now has an office in Knoxville! The expansion into the Knoxville area tracks with the opening of TVA’s 2015 Green Power Providers program which pays a 2 cent premium for solar electricity.  The program for commercial projects was in wait list status for…