February 29, 2012 -
Mayor Madeline Rogero participated in a solar array celebration today at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universality Church (TVUUC). The church received a Green Rebate Incentive grant for the project from the City of Knoxville.
After waiting for more than a year and using an innovative model to finance the project, TVUUC, in conjunction with FLS Energy and Green Earth Solar, has a 28.7 kW solar array installed on its roof at 2931 Kingston Pike.
Gene Burr - TVUUC Environmental Committee Chair, Stacy Gloss - CAC Grant Administrator, Mayor Madeline Rogero, Jean Peretz - TN Solar Institute Director of Operations, Chris Buice - TVUUC Minister, Evelyn Winther - FLS Energy TN Business Development, and Trevor Casey - Green Earth Solar Sales Director
The array, consisting of 117 solar panels and covering more than 3,100 sq. feet of roof space, provides enough electricity to power three average Tennessee homees. The system is owned by FLS Energy, which, through third-party investors, monetizes a 30% federal tax credit for the system.
Solar array at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church at 2931 Kingston Pike