ARiES Energy

ARiES Energy : Making Clean Energy Easy, Accessible and Affordable

ARiES Energy, Residential and Commercial Solar PV

Residential and Commercial Solar:

Click here for information about residential solar, and click here for commercial solar.
ARiES Energy, Biomass gasification

Biomass Gasification:

Our biomass gasification system is a low cost renewable power solution. 
ARiES Energy, Electrical Contractor, LED lighting, power conditioning, real time energy monitoring

Lighting Retrofits:

Lighting retrofits are an easy way to reduce energy consumption. We can handle all of your lighting and electric needs.
ARiES Energy, clean energy workshop, grant writing and events

Workshops and Events:

We host workshops throughout the year about renewable energy. To see what we're doing, check out our news and events.

ARiES Energy recommendations and referralsOur mission is to make clean energy easy, accessible and affordable for our clients.  We offer:

  • Solar photovoltaic
  • Biomass-to-energy/gasification
  • LED lighting and electrical
  • Power conditioning
  • Grant writing
  • Energy monitoring
  • Workshops

ARiES Energy (Alternative Renewable Innovative Economic Solutions for Energy) is a leading energy contractor that delivers turnkey, clean, and renewable energy solutions. We develop strategies to avoid rising energy costs and provide the quickest return on investment for our clients by utilizing available incentives, grants, and appropriate technologies. 


ARiES Energy provides business, municipalities, and communities with the knowledge and tools to achieve:

  • Energy Independence
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Stewardship

Welcome to ARiES Energy.  We make clean energy easy!


ARiES Energy, FREE Solar PV Quote

Recent News

USDA Rural Development TN Announces Ample 2014-15 Grant Funds

May 2014- The USDA Rural Development TN office has announced that $337,000 in Rural Energy for American Program (REAP) funding has been allocated to Tennessee for FY2014. As of early May, applications totaling around $100,000 had been submitted for consideration. These $337,000 may be used for grants over or under $20,000 and are available for grants submitted by the July 7, 2014 deadline.


Knoxville Zoo Recognized as Outstanding Green Achiever by Go Green ET


EPA Recognizes City of Ducktown as Clean Air Excellence Award Winner

The City of Ducktown was recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Clean Air Excellence Award winner for their solar photovoltaic installation. See the press release below.


ARiES Energy featured on

Recently, ARiES Energy President Harvey Abouelata and VP Mary Shaffer Gill sat down with Tom Ballard of, a regional source for innovation, technology, and entrepreneurial news. Ballard's piece highlights ARiES Energy's goal of making energy independence affordable and accessible for everyone.


Stion Teams with ARiES Energy to Power R.M. Moore’s Commercial Property in Knoxville

San Jose, CA – February 11, 2014 – Stion, a leading American manufacturer of high-performance thin-film solar modules, based in San Jose, CA, announces the completion of a 50 kW solar system by ARiES Energy at Sperry Van Ness R.M. Moore’s commercial property, Cycle Gear, in Knoxville, TN.

ARiES Energy has been installing Stion solar modules since early 2013. This most recent project, a 50 kW rooftop installation, will offset 44.1 tons CO2, the equivalent of planting 1,131 trees annually.


Upcoming Events

Robotics Revolution

The Muse Knoxville will be presenting Robotics Revolution, an event for families who want to explore robotics education and opportunities in their community. ARiES will be at the event with our solar powered golf cart and misting station to demonstrate solar power.

Robotics Revolution will be on August 2nd at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park.

Read more and purchase tickets at The Muse Knoxville.

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August Green Drinks at the Oliver Hotel

August's Green Drinks will be Tuesday, August 19th  at the Oliver Hotel's Peter Kern Library.

August's Green Drinks will be Tuesday, August 19th at the Oliver Hotel's Peter Kern Library. Our guest speaker will be Michael Walton, Executive Director of green|spaces Chattanooga, a non-profit that promotes sustainable living, working, and building in Chattanooga and the surrounding region. Michael will talk about LEEDv4 and the landscape of green building rating systems and standards.

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Interested in solar energy? Visit SPECTRUM, the University of Tennessee’s interactive solar energy exhibit, at Knoxville Center Mall for a free community event to learn anything and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about solar energy.

This event is FREE and open to the public. SPECTRUM shines a light on how solar energy is hard at work creating exciting jobs and helping to power states, including Tennessee. SPECTRUM is Tennessee’s one-stop-shop for education about solar energy.


Upcoming Deadlines

green|spaces NextGen Design Competition

green|spaces chattanooga has started their NextGen Houses Design Competition. The competition will look for the designs that produce as much energy as they consume, protect and promote the health of their occupants, and maximize water, material, and cost efficiency. The chosen design will be built in Chattanooga.

Design teams must include an architect, an engineer, and an architect who practice, teach, or build within a 200 mile radius of the build site.

The design must include a minimum of four single-family detached houses shall be located on the site which,subject to regulatory approval, will be re-plated according to the winning design for fee-simple sale. Each unit should have a minimum of three bedrooms and two full bathrooms with a maximum of 2000 GSF.

You produce as much energy as you consume; development must be net-zero.

Incorporate elements to promote health.

Reduce and reuse water.

Consider lifecycle impacts of building construction.

The maximum budget for hard construction costs shall be $140/SF including contractor fees, site development and renewable energy and excluding land purchase, design fees, and rating system costs.


Registration Closes: July 7, 2014 5:00PM

Entry Deadline: August 16, 2014

See the full rules on their website: 

TVA GPP Still Open & REAP Grants Due in May

As of mid-March, TVA's Green Power Providers program still has approximately 1 Megawatt of capacity open for residential applicants interested in generating their own renewable energy. The program provides a $1000 rebate for renewable energy projects and a 20-year contract with TVA. Learn more about the GPP program herecontact us or visit TVA's program site. There's still time left to apply-- TVA is accepting applications from residential applicatants on a first-come, first-served basis!

For rural and/or small agricultural businesses, the USDA Rural Energy for America Program is accepting grant applications until July 7, 2014. USDA REAP grants can cover up to 25% of renewable energy or energy efficiency projects for businesses. Learn more about the REAP grants here and check out some REAP workshops we are doing across TN here. If you are interested in applying for the USDA REAP grant with the help of ARiES Energy, please fill out this free form. A second round of USDA REAP funding will be considered in October 2014. Unsuccessful summer proposals may be rolled over for consideration in this fall.