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Indiana Renewable Energy Association Forms January 28, 2008

Posted by Laura Arnold in Uncategorized.
For immediate release.
For more information:
Laura Ann Arnold 317-635-1701 or Terrence Black 317-822-8505


Small business owners from across the state of Indiana gathered last week to form the Indiana Renewable Energy Association. The companies gathered on the eve of committee hearings at the Indiana General Assembly addressing renewable energy. Representatives of the newly formed association testified before the Senate Utilities & Regulatory Affairs Committee and the House Commerce Energy and Utilities Committee to support a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) for Indiana utilities.

Action is pending in three different committees of the Indiana General Assembly this week to establish a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES). Tuesday (01/22/08) morning the House Agriculture & Economic Development Committee is considering an RES amendment to HB 1044. The Senate Utilities & Regulatory Affairs Committee upon adjournment on Tuesday afternoon (01/22/08) will consider RES language in SB 224. Thursday morning (01/24/08) the House Commerce, Energy and Utilities Committee is scheduled to address a revised version of HB 1102. To remain viable for the 2008 session, RES language must pass the full House or Senate by January 30th.

“Twenty-six other states currently have a mandatory Renewable Electricity Standard or RES”, said Laura Ann Arnold, organizer of the Indiana Renewable Energy Association. “Whether or not Indiana adopts an RES will impact future investment in wind power, solar, hydro or biomass generators to generate electricity in our state.”

“The Indiana Green Economy is already creating new jobs here in Indiana.” said Terrence Black a co-owner of Green Way Supply. “I believe that the Green Economy including renewable energy will create more than a million new jobs and help our environment at the same time. Establishing a Renewable Electricity Standard is an important first step. There is no down side to this.”

The Indiana Renewable Energy Association urges citizens to contact their state legislators and to urge support for a Renewable Electricity Standard this session.

For more information, please contact Laura Ann Arnold (317) 635-1701, larnold@indy.rr.com or one of the founding members of the Indiana Renewable Energy Association listed below:

Bright Idea Energy Solutions, 812-455-1039
Earth-Solar Technologies Corporation, 317-926-7000
ECI Wind and Solar, 888-4ECIWAS ext. 101
Green Broad Ripple, greenbroadripple@yahoo.com
Green Way Supply, 317-822-8505
Home & Mobile Energy LLC, 574-825-4800
Indy Solar Works LLC, 765-967-0015
Inovateus Development, 574-968-4424 ext. 4
Michiana Solar Products Co, 574-534-5087
Morton Energy, 812-490-3600
Solar Systems of Indiana, 812-336-2785
SunRise Solar Inc., 219-558-2211
SunWind Power Systems, Inc., 502-876-5174

Bright Idea Energy Solutions has its roots in the Energy Services Division, (ESCO), of Mounts Electric; a multi generational, family run operation founded in 1932. With offices in Indiana and Illinois, Bright Idea has excelled in the area of energy savings programs focused on lighting technologies, building and HVACR controls and economizers, inductive load efficiency and alternative power sources including renewable energy sources. As a company we adhere to business practices that are sustainable in the long term and are aware of the impact we have on the world around us. This awareness shapes who we are and how we conduct our business. We will always work hard to earn and maintain your trust.

Rick Will, President
Bright Idea Energy Solutions LLC

Earth-Solar Technologies Corporation is a start-up that is developing capacity in central Indiana to manufacture energy systems of its own design which utilize sunlight, biomass and other renewable sources. The company’s Sustainable Communities operation is currently working with city planners of two Indiana communities in redesigning their municipal infrastructure to accommodate a significant application of renewable energy and other advanced technologies beginning by 2010.

Keni Washington, Managing Director
Earth-Solar Technologies Corporation
902 Broadway
Indianapolis, IN 46202

ECI Wind and Solar is an Indiana based commercial and residential wind and solar electric systems contractor. Since 2005, we have been providing top quality battery-based and battery-less grid-tied wind and solar electric systems.

Eric Cotton
ECI Wind and Solar
9005 E. 1125 S
Fairmount, IN 46928
888-4ECIWAS ext. 101

Green Broad Ripple is non-profit organization whose goal is to create a sustainable master plan for the greater Broad Ripple area.

Neal Bennett
Green Broad Ripple

Green Way Supply provides smart, earth friendly, renewable energy, and healthy alternatives to conventional building materials. Our objective is to help customers increase their comfort levels, improve indoor air quality, minimize their environmental impact and energy use, save money, and sustain our planet. Green Way Supply is a retailer and wholesaler of environmentally sensitive, energy intelligent, and healthy building materials serving homeowners and the building and design community. New green building products are beautiful and priced competitively so now you don’t have to sacrifice your values or your budget for beauty and quality.

Fred Gray, Terry Black, and Randy Gray, Owners
Green Way Supply, Inc.

Home & Mobile Energy of Middlebury has been in the renewable energy field since 2000.The first grid-tie net-metering systems in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan were pioneered by Home & Mobile Energy. As a result of this, HME has had a crucial part in training and working with the local utility companies in implementing a contract for their customers. They have also installed over 500 off-grid and gridtie solar; and wind systems in the United States and several other countries. Home & Mobile Energy designs, engineers, and builds all types of mobile power solutions for varied markets ranging from governmental applications to recreational vehicles. HME is the local sponsor for the National Solar Tour sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society. The 2007 Tour, held in September 2007, educated the general public how other area residents are trimming energy bills, increasing their energy independence, and taking steps to address global warming in the Michiana area.

Home & Mobile Energy LLC.1013 Elroy Dr.Middlebury IN 46540T: 574/825-4800F: 574/825-5182C: 574/536-9483E: leonb@homeandmobileenergy.com
web: www.homeandmobileenergy.com

Indy Solar Works is a design and installation firm that constructs commercial and industrial photovoltaic systems. We are dedicated to maintaining the best qualities of a small business while providing large capabilities to suite both industry needs and our earth’s timeline. This business was envisioned at Purdue some 10 years ago and is currently working in Indiana on some exciting projects. Indy Solar is ready and excited about bringing renewable energy business to the state of Indiana, and creating a healthier and happier existence for all of us.

Justin Brown
Indy Solar Works LLC

Inovateus Development is an alternative energy company based in South Bend, IN. As a worldwide distributor of United solar building integrated photovoltaic products, Inovateus, also, builds net-zero energy homes. The company is a strong supporter of Indiana’s economy and creating jobs. Rather than looking toward the past, Inovateus focuses on the future by being friendly to the earth.

T.J. Kanczuzewski, Vice President of Sales, 574-968-4424 ext. 4, tj@inovateus.com
Nathan Vogel, Dir. of Research, 574-968-4424 ext. 6, nathan@inovateus.com
Inovateus Development

Michiana Solar Products Co. was founded in 1976 in Mishawaka, IN at the time of the first major energy crisis and serves customers in the counties on both sides of the Indiana/Michigan State line. Primary concerns at that time were space heating needs. With time, the business expanded into domestic hot water and geothermal heating & cooling applications. Personal interest led us to expand into the solar heating business of pools and enclosures. Some demand was met with the application of films on glass to improve solar gain and heat loss In 1988 Michiana Solar Products Co relocated to Goshen, IN. In 2000 we were approached by Southwest Windpower to become a dealer for them. We are factory trained and are now a certified installer of their windpower products. We regularly participate in Solar Home Tours in our area.

Hermann Nuyken
Michiana Solar Products Co
602 Revere Drive
Goshen, IN 46526
574-534-5087 (phone& fax)

Morton Energy is a Renewable Energy Products and Services Company based in Southwestern Indiana. Our Energy Conservation Team is headed by an electrical engineer with 20 years experience in automation programming and renewable energy design and an environmental scientist with 15 years experience in environmental regulation and renewable energy research. Morton Energy strives to make solar and wind power economic and convenient for American electricity consumers to generate and consume their own electricity. Our primary goal is to create market regulatory structures that will enable solar and wind generated electricity to exist and thrive as a cost-effective energy solution in mainstream consumer markets. Morton Energy strives to accelerate the development and use of solar and other renewable energy resources through advocacy, education, research and collaboration among professionals, policy-makers and the public.

Matt Morton, Vice President
Morton Energy

Solar Systems of Indiana are renewable energy specialists bringing abundantly clean renewable energy to Indiana by providing commercial and residential MREA (Midwest Renewable Energy Association)certified solar site assessments for solar electric and solar hot water energy systems. Grid tied and stand alone Photovoltaic (solar electric) design and installation. Installation of solar hot water systems, solar attic fans and tubular skylights.

Alex Jarvis

SunRise Solar makes attic fans that generate their own electricity through the use of a solar panel. Solar attic fans save the homeowner money directly and indirectly. The roof receives direct, intense rays from the sun. Whether it’s a shingled roof or a metal roof, heat begins building up in the attic space. Moisture also enters the attic space from daily activities such as bathing, cooking, laundry, etc. Unless this heat and moisture is removed, damage can occur in the form of mold, mildew, and dry rot. When the attic space overheats, the shingled roof will heat on the underside of the shingles. This causes unnecessary wear and tear on your shingles and you risk wearing them out before the end of the warranty period. Shingle manufacturers are aware of this and require ventilation for a correctly installed roof to be covered under their warranty. This information can be found on the shingle package wrapper. Most shingle manufactures offer formulas on their web sites, which determine just how much attic ventilation is required.
Bill Keith, President
SunRise Solar Inc.
P.O. Box 53
St. John, IN 46373
Phone/fax: 219-558-2211

SunWind Power Systems, Inc. is a full service renewable energy located in beautiful Floyds Knobs, IN, 18 miles from Louisville, KY. As our name indicates we provide sales and installation services for both solar and wind energy systems. We are a factory authorized dealer of AET solar hot water systems and offer all brands of solar PV (both grid tied and stand alone). We are factory authorized dealers of SouthWest Windpower, Bergey, and Proven wind turbines. We offer energy audit, assessment, and renewable energy services to commercial and residential customers in both KY and IN. Our engineering staff has over 75 years of energy and construction management experience. Since our founding in 2005 we have been responsible for developing Net metering standards with several utilities in both IN and KY and have been providing outstanding renewable energy products and services ever since. Our customers value our straight forward, no pressure approach. To learn more about us visit: www.SunWindPowerInc.com

Jeremy Coxon
SunWind Power Systems, Inc.
5324 Hanka Rd.
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
Phone: (502) 876-5174
Fax:(812) 923-7867



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