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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
Solar Array Celebration at TVUUC
Excerpt of Mayor Rogero's Remarks
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.
Ribbon Cutting Participants
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 TVUUC
Solar array at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church at 2931 Kingston Pike
TN Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
FLS Energy Tennessee
Green Earth Solar
TVUUC's total investment is 5% of the total system cost, after factoring in:

  • a Solar Installation Grant from the Tennessee Solar Institute
  • a grant from TVA for participation in its Generation Partners program
  • a solar grant from the Knoxville-Knox County CAC, tied to energy conservation practices implemented by TVUUC

    The balance of the system cost was paid by FLS Energy.
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