By: Ali Elizabeth Turner
Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, local installer ACE, LLC. SOLAR is proud to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. They achieved the rank of 44th for top solar developers in the country. ACE, LLC. SOLAR also achieved a rank of 328 out of over 5000 solar companies.
Chuck Boggs, CEO of ACE, LLC. SOLAR shared with me that, “We take care of every part of the project, not just the construction and installation. We make you a 3D picture of what your project will look like. We write the grants. We work with TVA to achieve the correct program. We craft the agreement with your local utility company; we guarantee the system bumper to bumper for 6 years.” He was joined by Terri Sutphin, the Customer Relations Manager, who added, “We do not subcontract any part of a project; we own our own equipment, and we do all the work. We also monitor your energy production as well as usage 24/7, and produce a report once a month so you can track your savings.”
Chuck has watched the bugs get worked out of the solar industry to the extent that he and his partners have been able to start three industry award-winning businesses that are all solar-related. They are located in a historical building right across from the Giles County Courthouse in Pulaski, TN. The first is ACE, LLC. SOLAR, which is the commercial construction outfit that is doing a brisk business all over the Tennessee Valley on down to Cullman. The second is ACE ENRGI SOLUTIONS LLC., which monitors every aspect of the client’s energy usage, production and savings. The third is ACE INSURANCE LLC., which provides insurance for their clients at greatly reduced rates because there is no middle man.
Speaking of projects, Athens Now featured an interview with Dan Mankins, owner of PSI, earlier this spring showcasing their coming on board with solar energy, beginning with their own company. Dan said that he expected to shave at least $6,000 dollars off of his utility bill. On September 15, the Cinemagic Theater in Athens, AL will host a celebration of their newly installed solar system. Other projects include package stores, liquor stores, funeral homes, poultry farms, storage facilities, welding shops and auto related commercial facilities with over 2 mega watts of solar panels installed. ACE, LLC. SOLAR will save their customers millions of dollars on their electric bills. Solar is for everyone who pays an electric bill each month and wants to reduce or eliminate it.
Chuck brings substantial experience to the table, which stems from not only having had a long and successful construction career, but in educating public officials about the viability of solar energy. As an active member of the National Small Business Administration, he has spoken with every sitting U.S. president starting with Ronald Reagan, has been a part of solar seminars held various high profile venues, and even has spoken with Alabama’s own U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Chuck also served for eight years as the president of the Pulaski Boys’ and Girls’ Club.
I asked Chuck to tell me why, when people have choices in the region as well as nationally, should they pick ACE, LLC. SOLAR as the contractor for their project; he smiled and answered, “Most people are not aware that sunlight striking earth’s surface in just one hour delivers enough energy to power the world economy for an entire year. We believe in the sun! As Annie said…‘the sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun.’ ACE, LLC. SOLAR does all the work for our customers so they can concentrate on their day-to-day activities. We make it easy; we are a one-stop shop and your total, active-energy partner.”
We finished our time with Chuck telling me about a new service they will be showcasing in December. “It’s an electrical storage system that will take you off-line, and it is EPA-friendly,” he said. That will clearly need to be the topic of another discussion, but for now, if you are considering going solar for your business, you need to call ACE, LLC. SOLAR today at 931-638-4639 for your complimentary consultation. You can also go online at www.acellcsolar.com for more information.
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner