Crossville, TN (PRWEB) October 26, 2011
Simple Power Works (SimpleEnergyWorks.com), a Tennessee based solar system designer and installer, is growing its solar and power efficiency business by utilizing a Solar Innovation Grant from the Tennessee Solar Institute to obtain crucial solar enterprise tools, expand its marketing and advertising efforts, and continue to bring innovative items to market place.
Easy Power Functions is a young, innovative and growing green power organization that focuses on 3 core item and service locations: Tennessee solar energy method incentives, funding, design and installation customized solar power kits that are sold on the web on a national basis and, residence energy monitors that are also sold online nationally. When hearing of the Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) Solar Innovation Grant, which obtained funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Randy and Renee Velker, owners of Basic Energy Works, jumped at the chance to apply for the grant. Randy Velker stated, ?This chance was too very good to pass up. When TSI provided this grant, which would leverage our existing solar enterprise, we knew we must apply. And we are so excited that we did!” The overall purpose of the TSI grant is to foster the development and growth of solar energy and solar firms throughout the state of Tennessee.
The TSI grant provides funding for Simple Energy Functions to purchase enterprise tools to run a more productive company. These tools contain Google SketchUp Pro to far better design and layout solar projects. The grant also provided funding for a vital solar survey and installation tool, called a Solmetric SunEye to use on Tennessee solar method installation. The SunEye is an integrated shade analysis tool for solar website assessment, allowing the professional solar designer and installer to record and compute shading and solar access percentages. Randy Velker of Easy Power Works has also taken benefit of grant funding to grow to be certified with Google SketchUp, as nicely as, obtain certification as a NABCEP Certified PV Technical Salesperson and operate toward certification as a NABCEP Solar PV Installer.
The NABCEP certification is recognized as the gold normal for renewable power installation and sales. Solar Certification is only achieved when the expert salesperson and/or installer have extremely specialized solar training and on the job experience which culminates in taking and passing a really rigorous examination. When a solar technique project is implemented by a NABCEP certified expert, the solar project is going to be carried out right by experts who have the necessary capability and know how.
As important as getting great tools to run a productive solar business, so too ought to a business grow and succeed for grant funding to be actually worthwhile. With this in thoughts, the TSI Solar Innovation Grant provided Easy Energy Functions funding to employ an knowledgeable organization consulting firm, ABC Company Consulting, to assist in important enterprise development places, which consist of: a detailed enterprise program and marketing and advertising strategy a new website and an online advertising and marketing technique.
Straightforward Power Works is a exclusive solar energy business. It not only has the expertise and expertise to style and install a residential or commercial photovoltaic (PV) Tennessee solar program, but also, Randy Velker, Co-Owner, has a lot of expertise and knowledge in Tennessee and Federal solar incentives and funding. This is a enormous edge for Basic Power Works customers as they will know what funding can be obtained to offset their project expenses, creating the ROI for a their solar power project more substantial and quicker to comprehend.
So Begs the Question: Does solar energy make economic sense (on leading of being environmentally responsible)? Take the Easy Power Works consumer, Camp Nakanawa, case study into consideration…The method Straightforward Power Functions installed in the kid’s camp in Middle Tennessee capabilities a 13.34 kW Photovoltaic Array using Sharp 230w Modules and Enphase Microinverters. The camp was in a position to take benefit of the USDA Rural Energy for America twenty-five percent expense share Grant and also the thirty percent cost share 1603 US Treasury Grant. Furthermore, Camp Nakanawa will be able to use bonus accelerated depreciation on the complete cost basis of the program. The PV solar technique will pay for itself in about six years. From then on the camp owners will be enjoying ?Totally free? energy for the life of the method, which has a warrantee of twenty-5 years but helpful life could be closer to forty years. The solar power system generates over 17,000 kWh per year. Due to the fact of the contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), who is getting all of the electrical energy produced by the array at a premium price, this accounts for close to 50% of the camp’s electrical bills.
One more growth area for Basic Power Functions requires selling custom PV solar technique kits on the web on a national basis to Do It Yourselfers and Contractors. All a person needs to do is contact Easy Energy Functions, and they will figure out exactly what PV solar program is needed for the location and offer the buyer with a totally customized, premium, state-of-the-art solar technique which is frequently fifty to sixty percent much less than the typical value. According to Easy Power Works solar kit buyer, Ted Polczynski, “Randy Velker at Basic Power Functions was really useful. Right after getting a 1.84 kW photovoltaic solar method kit that capabilities seven 235 watt Schott Solar modules from Straightforward Power Works, the solar power kit was really simple to install. I had to call Randy with a question, and our difficulty was solved 1,two,three! Now I’m expanding our system three fold to a 4.9 kW method, and Basic Power Functions will surely get our organization once again!” The Polczynski’s are participants in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) generation partners program and have locked in a contract with TVA for the next 10 years at $ .12 above retail per kW hour for all energy created by their PV solar method.
A tertiary growth location for Simple Energy Functions is the Power Efficiency item line that features the Existing Price EnviR Whole Residence Power Monitor. This premium good quality residence power monitor tracks a family’s energy usage in six second intervals, and it swiftly and effortlessly shows the power usage price per day and expense per month. The display keeps up to 7 years of power usage data offered so the homeowner can swiftly and easily analyze electrical usage patterns. Scientific studies have shown that by just monitoring electrical usage a person can automatically (and unconsciously) minimize energy use by 5 to fifteen percent, and even more when a household accordingly adjusts their power usage habits.
Will Fischer, Sustainability Director at Washington University in St Louis, utilised the Present Price house power monitor supplied through Straightforward Energy Works in a very exclusive way: “Their Current Cost Power Monitor allowed us at Washington University to run a low-spending budget dorm power competition amongst our students!?. Now Basic Energy Functions plans on offering the energy monitor to a lot more colleges, universities and organizations who are attempting to bring awareness to power conservation and sustainable energy. These organizations can acquire the monitor in bulk for substantially lowered per unit pricing.
This material is based upon perform supported by the Department of Power under Award Number DE-EE0000160. CDFA 81.041
About Straightforward Power Works
Simple Energy Functions styles, sells and installs full photovoltaic solar systems all through Tennessee, including the cities of Crossville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, as nicely as, in Cumberland County, and many other Tennessee places. Easy Energy Functions also sells total solar photovoltaic custom kits online on a national basis to residential and commercial consumers. Furthermore, Straightforward Energy Works provides the Existing Expense Entire House Energy Monitor on the internet by means of its site, http://www.SimpleEnergyWorks.com.
Randy Velker, Co-Owner, offers services and resources regarding the finance and funding of solar systems, both commercial and residential. Randy is president of the Cumberland County Solar Power Association, and he is a NABCEP certified Solar PV Technical Sales Professional. Basic Energy Functions supports the use of power efficient goods that are produced in the USA and offer you a competitive advantage over offshore produced items.