Solar Spotlight: Pro Roofing Contractors

Published October 19, 2016

LightWave Solar installed 50kW at Pro Roofing Contractors.
LightWave Solar installed 50kW at Pro Roofing Contractors.

Business owner, Larry Price, President of Professional Roofing Contractors in Shelbyville, Tennessee, talked to us about his company, and why he decided to invest in a 50 kilowatt solar system at his business.

Tell us a little bit about Professional Roofing Contractors.
LP: Professional Roofing Contractors, Inc. has been in business for over 20 years. We specialize in commercial and residential roofing (80% large commercial roofing and 20% residential and commercial shingles). We primarily do single ply membrane, metal and shingle roofing.

Why did Pro Roofing Contractors decide to invest in solar?
LP: We recognize that solar has now become more feasible and the tax credits are very attractive. We also are always promoting energy saving features like white roofs and green roofs. We wanted to test a system on our own building before promoting it on roofs that we do for our clients. We also want to promote non carbon based energy systems to help our environment.

What would you tell other business owners who are thinking about investing in solar?
LP: Our solar investment is one of the few things that is making money every day without our effort. If you have a need for tax shelter it makes a lot of sense, plus it is making a good return on our investment in just the savings in energy.

LightWave Solar commissioned the system with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Shelbyville Power on September 29, and it is the local utility’s first solar interconnection. Pro Roofing Contractors participates in TVA’s Green Power Providers program in which TVA buys 100% of the solar electricity at the escalating retail rate for 20 years.

Contact LightWave Solar to learn more and to get apply for the TVA Green Power Providers program which closes on December 16 and re-opens on January 11, 2017.