ARiES Energy
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

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.


Wampler’s Farm Sausage Company receives Green Leader Award from East Tennessee Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council

Knoxville, TN – Ted Wampler, Jr., President and COO of Wampler’s Farm Sausage Company, received the Green Leader Award at the East Tennessee Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Light Awards Ceremony on January 30, 2014. The Green Leader Award honors an individual who has made significant contributions toward extending the benefits of green building to a diverse community. 


Mary at Startup Day - Watch the Video


On November 21, the Standard was the most popular venue in Knoxville’s Old City.  The ARiES Energy team was there, along with almost 350 others eager to hear the stories of 13 startup businesses in and around the Knoxville area.  Some of these businesses are waiting on their first customer, and some, like ARiES, have been around the block a few times and are now looking for investors.


Upcoming Events

212 Market LED Lighting Workshop

When: May 6, 2014 @ 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Where: 212 Market Restaurant

212 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402



Interested in cutting your home or business electricity bill? LED lamps consume 25% of the energy of traditional incandescent lamps and last 25 times longer.

This free workshop will cover lighting and LED basics, the benefits of LEDs, LED truths and myths, and related grant opportunities for rural businesses. It will be presented by the ARiES Energy team that recently retrofitted the entire Knoxville Zoo with LED lighting, and will be held in the beautiful and recently retrofitted 212 Market Restaurant in downtown Chattanooga.

Learn more about our LED retrofitting services here and check out some our past retrofit projects here. Check out this video from one of our partners, the US-based LED company Creee, about the benefits of LEDs.




2014 USDA REAP Grant workshop

Learn about Tennessee Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) / Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Grants 

Presented by the ARiES Energy team that has secured over 7 million dollars in grant funding!

Upcoming Deadlines

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 May. 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.