Where We’ll Be in June

Solar Investment Strategy 101 on June 26

LightWave Solar is hosting a presentation for CPAs, CFOs, Business Owners and Facility Managers to show how solar energy investments work for businesses.  We will cover the financial incentives for commercial solar projects and show cash flow analyses, including a finance model that shows a 33% 20-year IRR on cash outlay for a 50kW solar installation. The approach combines a 5% 10 year loan, federal tax incentives and TVA’s Green Power Providers solar premiums.  Please join us to learn more!

Solar Investment Strategy 101
Wed, June 26 from noon-1pm (Lunch provided)
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203
RSVP: Grace Robertson at grobertson@lightwavesolar.com or 615-641-4050 x104

Memphis & Shelby County Sustainability Summit June 26-27

Reserve your seat at the Memphis & Shelby County Sustainability Summit for answers to your energy and sustainability questions from nationally recognized energy experts.

This event is provided free of charge by the Tennessee Energy Education Initiative in collaboration with the Memphis & Shelby County Office of Sustainability.
• Hear firsthand accounts of success stories from FedEx, Mayo Clinic, and Habitat for Humanity
• Learn about technology upgrades related to HVAC, LED lighting, solar, and energy management
• Participate in customized tracks designed specifically for the opportunities and challenges faced within healthcare, education, and multi-family housing

Download the full agenda here and see how you and your organization can benefit.

E3 Innovate Builder Workshop in Nashville June 21

E3 Innovate Builders Workshop
9:30 – 2 PM at Greater Nashville Association of Realtors
4540 Trousdale Dr, Nashville 37204
Join us at E3 Innovate’s Workshop for Builders, Architects and Realtors.  As our economy continues to rebuild and the housing industry rebounds, leaders in the building industry are looking for a way to stand out, increase their profitability, and expand their competitive edge. At the event, industry experts will:
  • Identify building and housing trends
  • Define the process of Building a High Performance Home
  • Answer questions about Home Energy Rating Score (HERS) and ENERGY STAR v.3.0
  • Explain the Home Certification process and benefits of Preliminary Energy Modeling
  • Share Builder benefits and importance of third party verification
  • Introduce Guest Experts, Dr. Allison Bailes, President of The Energy Vanguard and Wendy Monday, Bob Parks Realty
  • Introduce Vendors: LightWave Solar, Pella Windows and Doors, Precision Air Heating and Cooling, AllAmerican Pest Control and Gardens of Babylon.
  • Much much more…

Early bird tickets are $85 ($115 regularly).  Space is limited so register today! Click here to register.

TREEDC Forum in Franklin June 12

The Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) hosts an energy forum that will cover topics including electric cars, energy efficient buildings, and solar PV. The event will feature the solar project completed at the new Music City Center, which LightWave Solar installed. Click here for Agenda and registration.

Nashville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours June 12

LightWave Solar will join fellow Chamber members at the brand new Music City Center for networking from 5:30-7:30 pm.  LightWave Solar will have a display table.  Click here for more info.

Blue Plum Festival in Johnson City June 7-9

LightWave Solar is excited to attend the Blue Plum Festival, an event that celebrates downtown Johnson City with music, food, art, local business exhibits, and more. LightWave Solar will have a booth near the info tent on Main Street.  More info is available here: www.blueplum.org

Where We’ll Be in May 2013

LightWave Solar is proud to be a part of the brand new Music City Center.  Join us at the Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, May 19 or Monday, May 20.

The Music City Center began construction in January 2010 and is opening to the public almost 3 1/2 years later in downtown Nashville, TN. The 2.1-million-square-foot convention center boasts more than 353,000 square feet of exhibit space, 1.2 million square feet of public space, and a parking garage holding 1,800 parking spaces. The Center is working towards LEED Silver certification with its green roof, solar panels, and rainwater collection tank. Commissioned and acquired artworks from local and national artists will display throughout the Music City Center as one of the largest public art collections in the nation.

Music City Center Solar ProjectJoin us at the Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, May 19 or Monday, May 20.  Celebration includes open house tours, free street party and concert featuring Sheryl Crow, The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill, FiskJubilee Singers, and more.  Major Dean will give his State of Metro address on Monday, May 20 at 10 a.m. Click here for details.

Solar 101 Workshop: Solar Energy for Homes and Businesses

On Saturday, May 4, LightWave Solar will be in Banner Elk, N.C. to host an informative solar workshop to explain the benefits of adding solar photovoltaics (PV) to a home or business. We will cover solar system components and cost, current financial incentives, and local solar project highlights.

Solar 101 Workshop in Banner Elk, N.C.
Sat, May 4 10a.m.-12p.m.

Best Western Mountain Lodge
1615 Tynecastle Highway 184
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Light refreshments will be provided. The workshop is free and open to the public!  Please RSVP to Alexis at aclose@lightwavesolar.com or 877-748-1260 x128.

Hundreds of solar panels to be installed on Music City Center’s roof

Posted: Jan 28, 2013 6:27 PM CST in WKRN Channel 2 By Todd Dunn, Video Journalist

video-screenshotMayor Karl Dean said he continues to be very excited about how the new Music City Center is being built.

“One of the special features of the building is that it is very environmentally sensitive,” Dean explained. “We are on track to be a Silver LEED certified building and of course one of the most prominent features that everyone sees in the green roof.”

On Monday, Mayor Dean climbed up to the convention center’s roof to watch a crane deliver the last crate of solar panels which will soon be installed.

A total of 845 solar panels will soon line the entire area of the roof that is shaped like a guitar.

The mayor told Nashville’s News 2 the electricity generated from the solar panels will be used to power different features of the convention center.

“It will be used for things such as escalators and fans and things like that in the building, so it will help defray some of the electrical cost of operating the building,” Dean said.

The solar power and green roof of the Music City Center will be also be a visible sign of the city’s commitment to the environment.

“To me it is a significant statement the city is making that this is important,” Dean said. “It is important to be environmentally conscience, it is important to build good buildings and this is a great building.”

It will take workers about a month to install all of the solar panels.

The first conventions and expos at the Music City Center are scheduled for June.

For more information, visit the Music City Center’s Web site.