FAQs

EcoLogical Energy Systems is committed to educating you on renewable energy systems.  Below you will find several of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding wind and solar. For additional answers, please contact us.

Additional Resources

Many federal, state, local and utility incentives for renewable energy systems are available for residents and businesses. Some of the funding organizations have limits to how much they can fund and these opportunities can be closed literally hours from when they are announced due to large volumes of requests.

EES is happy to assist our clients to apply for these funds and also encourages everyone to keep up to date with where funding organizations are in their funding processes. Below are some of these databases and organizations to keep an eye on.

Dsire Solar

DSIRE is THE comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Go to the website, click on your state and see what’s available for you!

Tennessee Solar Institute

The Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) is a center of excellence between the University of Tennessee (UT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that brings together scientists, students, policy makers, and industry partners to generate transformative changes to the field of solar-generated energy production.

VA Department of Mining, Minerals & Energy

The primary goal of the Division of Energy is to advance sustainable energy practices and behaviors. To achieve this goal, the Division of Energy works to: • increase the use of proven energy conservation practices in Virginia; • foster growth of emerging and sustainable energy industries and infrastructure; • identify applications of new and innovative energy technologies in Virginia; • advance partnerships that will enable energy efficiency and economic development opportunities; • improve the energy efficiency of commercial, institutional, and residential buildings in Virginia; and • provide energy education and outreach to Virginians to increase their ability to make informed energy choices.

USDA

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of projects. Offering both loan guarantees and grants, the REAP program helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems such as solar panels or anaerobic digesters, make energy efficiency improvements such as installing irrigation pumps or replacing ventilation systems, and conduct energy audits and feasibility studies.

US Department of Energy

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of projects. Offering both loan guarantees and grants, the REAP program helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems such as solar panels or anaerobic digesters, make energy efficiency improvements such as installing irrigation pumps or replacing ventilation systems, and conduct energy audits and feasibility studies.

 

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