Workshop to focus on solar power

Published January 18, 2016

Cleveland Daily Banner – January 17, 2016

LIGHTWAVE SOLAR installer Joe Pizzini works on a facility in the Nashville area. The solar company has scheduled a workshop on the incentives of solar power Thursday in Cleveland.
LIGHTWAVE SOLAR installer Joe Pizzini works on a facility in the Nashville area. The solar company has scheduled a workshop on the incentives of solar power Thursday in Cleveland.

To help area business owners learn more about investing in solar energy, experienced installer LightWave Solar will present a workshop for area businesses Thursday.

The workshop is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Museum Center at Five Points, located at 200 Inman Street.

“Our solar workshop will highlight the financial incentives for commercial solar installations, including the Tennessee Valley Authority’s solar program which opened Jan. 13,” says Brian Bickel, sales director at LightWave Solar.

The TVA solar incentive program, Green Power Providers, is currently accepting applications. Once in the program, system owners sell 100 percent of their solar electricity for 20 years at the escalating retail rate. For a typical commercial system of 50 kilowatts (the maximum size allowed in the program), the average annual revenue for the first 10 years is approximately $8,000 per year.

Representatives from BB&T Bank will attend to help answer solar financing questions, and representatives from The Bailey Company will also attend.

To register for this free event, call (615) 641-4050 or email infoATlightwavesolar.com.