Snapshot of
Geothermal, Solar & Biomass
Tennessee – Where Energy Begins!
Sustainable Community
ARiES ENERGY
Alternative, Renewable, innovative, Economic Solutions for Energy
Readiness
• Evaluate
• Reduce
• Produce
Technology
• Geothermal – reduction; heat exchange
• Solar PV – production; no fuel
• CHyP – biomass; focus on waste strea...
What is a Geothermal System?
The heat continuously flowing from the Earth’s interior,
which travels primarily by conductio...
Geothermal
• A geothermal system requires heat, permeability,
and water.
• Geothermal energy can be used for electricity
p...
Geothermal
• What advantages do geothermal heat pump systems offer?
– A 25 to 40 percent reduction in heating and cooling ...
GP/GPP Participation Update
Through May 2013
Participating Distributors: 132
Nameplate Capacity By Technology
Technology O...
What is a Solar System?
A solar system uses the sun’s rays to produce
electricity that you sell to the electric company.
Recent historical cost
to install solar
Year Installed Cost Per Watt
Installed (Av.)
2012 $3.00
2011 $3.25
2010 $4.00
2009...
More Math
• Solar System size = 11.41 kW
• Annual power production =16,200 kWh
• Warranty life of the system = 25 years
• ...
Installation Steps
Month 1 Month 2 Month 3
System
Commissioned
Installation Starts
Materials are Delivered
Order Materials...
Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)
• TVA region works well for PPA
• A PPA is an agreement between
– Solar System owner
– Pro...
Investor Opportunities through Solar
Partnerships with Non-profits and
Municipalities
Tax Credit
Depreciation
Cost of mone...
2012 Alstom Power
Solar Parking Array
ARiES Energy, Green Spaces, Tennessee
Solar Institute, Tennessee Valley Authority
In...
Knoxville Zoo (2013 - 1 year later)
48.02 kW Solar Energy System
Incentives: Federal 1603 Tax Credit and TVA
Readiness
• TVA Green Power Providers program has reached the limit for
solar photovoltaic (PV) applications in 2013.
• TV...
SynGas from Biomass
Switchgrass
MSW
Forest
Biomass
Electricity
Diesel
Water
Heat
Biochar
We Take This…
…And Make This…
www...
Demolition Waste
Abundant Variety of
Feedstocks
Sawdust
Miscanthus
Lawn WasteCorn Stover
Coffee Grounds
Peanut Hulls
Mixed...
Waste to energy
Turning liabilities Into assets
Waste Reduction
–The CHyP System can use up to 70% of what
goes into landfills as feedstock
–Extends the life of a landfill
Current affair
Georgia spends
$100 million/year to
bury commodities
with a value of $300
million.
-Georgia Dept of
Communi...
Waste Streams & Public Private
Partnerships
Feedstock:
Wood and Yard waste
Environmental
Significant emissions reduction
• Carbon negative dependent upon
feedstock
Biochar
• Soil amendment
– Reduct...
Energy
Independent 2013
Established 1937,
Wampler’s Farm Sausage
New Tagline…
Scale
500kW Solar & 750 kW Biomass
Wampler’s Biomass system install
Estimated Completion July 2013
Feed System Gasification
Power Generation
Emergency Response CHyP
Educate
Power Trip
Amanda Little
Tennessee – Where Energy Begins!
Thank You!
Alternative, Renewable, innovative, Economic Solutions for Energy
(first name)@ARiESEnergy.com
www.ARiESEnergy....
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  1. 1. Snapshot of Geothermal, Solar & Biomass
  2. 2. Tennessee – Where Energy Begins!
  3. 3. Sustainable Community
  4. 4. ARiES ENERGY Alternative, Renewable, innovative, Economic Solutions for Energy Readiness • Evaluate • Reduce • Produce
  5. 5. Technology • Geothermal – reduction; heat exchange • Solar PV – production; no fuel • CHyP – biomass; focus on waste streams
  6. 6. What is a Geothermal System? The heat continuously flowing from the Earth’s interior, which travels primarily by conduction, is estimated to be equivalent to 42 million megawatts (MW) of power.
  7. 7. Geothermal • A geothermal system requires heat, permeability, and water. • Geothermal energy can be used for electricity production, for commercial, industrial, and residential direct heating purposes, and for efficient home heating and cooling through geothermal heat pumps.
  8. 8. Geothermal • What advantages do geothermal heat pump systems offer? – A 25 to 40 percent reduction in heating and cooling costs – Standard, simple controls – No need for a highly specialized chiller technician or boiler operator – Highly durable piping (the life expectancy is between 30 and 50 years) – No high-maintenance, freezing-prone cooling tower – No boiler to clean or maintain – No air conditioning equipment on roof to cause leaks – No harmful chemicals – No danger of fire, asphyxiation, or explosion from coal, gas, or oil – Nothing outside to vandalize or steal – No central system to fail or shut down the entire building. http://www.tva.gov/products/business/geothermal.htm#1
  9. 9. GP/GPP Participation Update Through May 2013 Participating Distributors: 132 Nameplate Capacity By Technology Technology Operating MW Approved MW Total MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) 68.82 7.39 76.21 Biomass 1.40 0.05 1.45 Landfill Gas & Wastewater Methane 9.77 0.00 9.77 Wind 0.12 0.002 0.122 Micro Hydro 0.003 0.003 0.006 Total 80.11 7.44 87.55 # Installations By Technology Technology Operating Approved Total Solar Photovoltaic (PV) 1621 347 1968 Biomass 3 1 4 Landfill Gas &Wastewater Methane 11 0 11 Wind 29 1 30 Micro Hydro 1 1 2 Total 1665 350 2015
  10. 10. What is a Solar System? A solar system uses the sun’s rays to produce electricity that you sell to the electric company.
  11. 11. Recent historical cost to install solar Year Installed Cost Per Watt Installed (Av.) 2012 $3.00 2011 $3.25 2010 $4.00 2009 $6.50 2008 $10.00 The Lingo • Annual home typical usage = 16,200 kWh • Solar System size needed = 11.41 kW • Cost of system = $34,225 • Installed cost per watt = $3.00
  12. 12. More Math • Solar System size = 11.41 kW • Annual power production =16,200 kWh • Warranty life of the system = 25 years • Total production over life of the system – 25 years x 16,200 kWh = 259,200 kWh • Total Cost of system = $34,225 (without tax incentives) • Cost per kWh = $0.132
  13. 13. Installation Steps Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 System Commissioned Installation Starts Materials are Delivered Order Materials Confirmation from TVA received Permit Applied For Final Paperwork Submitted
  14. 14. Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) • TVA region works well for PPA • A PPA is an agreement between – Solar System owner – Property owner • Generally, the Solar System owner can use the tax credit • Property owner generally – Lacks financing – And/or cannot not use the tax credit
  15. 15. Investor Opportunities through Solar Partnerships with Non-profits and Municipalities Tax Credit Depreciation Cost of money Solar pricing + life of system ---------------------- Win for Solar Partnership *May allow for systems to be installed independently of TVA incentives, dependent upon the investor motivations
  16. 16. 2012 Alstom Power Solar Parking Array ARiES Energy, Green Spaces, Tennessee Solar Institute, Tennessee Valley Authority Incentives: Federal 1603 Grant, TN Solar Institute (State Grant) and TVA
  17. 17. Knoxville Zoo (2013 - 1 year later) 48.02 kW Solar Energy System Incentives: Federal 1603 Tax Credit and TVA
  18. 18. Readiness • TVA Green Power Providers program has reached the limit for solar photovoltaic (PV) applications in 2013. • TVA has added another 2.5 MW for 2013 and will start accepting applications on August 1, 2013. We anticipate the program will be exhausted that day. • In 2012, TVA also reached the limit of applications being accepted and approved.
  19. 19. SynGas from Biomass Switchgrass MSW Forest Biomass Electricity Diesel Water Heat Biochar We Take This… …And Make This… www.ariesenergy.com info@ariesenergy.com
  20. 20. Demolition Waste Abundant Variety of Feedstocks Sawdust Miscanthus Lawn WasteCorn Stover Coffee Grounds Peanut Hulls Mixed Paper Straw Grass Hay plastics Wood Waste Switchgrass Beer Wart FEEDSTOCK OPTIONS… Municipal Solid Waste COTTON Clothes Food Waste
  21. 21. Waste to energy Turning liabilities Into assets
  22. 22. Waste Reduction –The CHyP System can use up to 70% of what goes into landfills as feedstock –Extends the life of a landfill
  23. 23. Current affair Georgia spends $100 million/year to bury commodities with a value of $300 million. -Georgia Dept of Community Affairs.
  24. 24. Waste Streams & Public Private Partnerships
  25. 25. Feedstock: Wood and Yard waste
  26. 26. Environmental Significant emissions reduction • Carbon negative dependent upon feedstock Biochar • Soil amendment – Reduction • Fertilization • Irrigation
  27. 27. Energy Independent 2013 Established 1937, Wampler’s Farm Sausage New Tagline…
  28. 28. Scale 500kW Solar & 750 kW Biomass
  29. 29. Wampler’s Biomass system install Estimated Completion July 2013 Feed System Gasification Power Generation
  30. 30. Emergency Response CHyP
  31. 31. Educate Power Trip Amanda Little
  32. 32. Tennessee – Where Energy Begins!
  33. 33. Thank You! Alternative, Renewable, innovative, Economic Solutions for Energy (first name)@ARiESEnergy.com www.ARiESEnergy.com 865-309-4NRG • Harvey Abouelata • Mary Shaffer Gill • Patrick West • Stefan Partin • Brandt Womack
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