Author Archives: Randy Velker

Portable/Premade Solar Energy Buildings…. NOW AVAILABLE!

We have recently formed an agreement with the patent holder as an exclusive supplier of portable premade solar buildings.    These buildings are made in a factory setting so that we can control all of the quality and construction issues. … Continue reading

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Simple Energy Works LED bulbs deliver more light for less energy

These bulbs are LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) which means that they are a fully wired system and have no elements (which are the part of the bulb that burns out).    These LED bulbs have soldered diodes that give off … Continue reading

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TVA: Killing Solar with 3 Easy Steps:

1.  Step one. Develop and publicize a “beneficial” solar program. Accept accolades for being a “solar proponent.” TVA has for the past few years been fine tuning and running a solar program in the Tennessee Valley. This program started small, … Continue reading

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Waste is how we “do” energy

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory released it’s 2011 energy usage flow chart graphic… And it is amazing. It looks overwhelmingly complicated at first, but once you have looked at it for a while and figured out what the image is portraying it … Continue reading

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TVA has pulled the plug!

When TVA transitioned over from their previous “pilot” solar program (which has been running for the past 4 years) on October 1st, 2012 they made some significant changes. The primary ones having to do with the allowable sizes of PV … Continue reading

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TVA’s solar program phasing out Incentives…

All good things must come to an end. And TVA has again changed their Generation Partner Program. They have publicly stated that they are making the change over from a “pilot program” to a “regular program”. I have previously explained … Continue reading

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We’ve Broken the Code- Solar that pays YOU!

For the past few years those of us in the solar industry in Tennessee  (make that all of TVA’s area) have been trying to figure out how to provide third party financing for the solar systems that we install.  With … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday- Old Girl!! July 4th in America

I can’t really stand politics. It is like the ultimate “reality TV” show ever invented. There is no way that I could even make up some of the stuff that routinely passes for news in our politically charged country. But … Continue reading

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The Levelized Cost of Energy- Bargains can Break You!

How can one compare the available renewable energy technologies with the current energy mix? It’s not that easy. After honing our skills as “bargain hunters” we learn that some bargains are not at all what they appear to be! An … Continue reading

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Sustainability Fair- 5th graders and solar energy!

This past Thursday we did a short presentation on Clean Renewable energy to all of the 5th graders in Cumberland County. It is a pretty short presentation, so I have compiled the photos and will take you on a short … Continue reading

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