AAEA Arkansas Advanced Energy Association

Our Members

  1. 25x25 Alliance

    Canton, MS

    Through the diligent efforts of its diverse array of partners, the 25x’25 Alliance has evolved into a powerful coalition united behind the goal of securing 25 percent of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025. To date, the 25x’25 goal has been endorsed by nearly 1,000 partners, 35 current and former governors, 15 state legislatures and the U.S. Congress through The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Increasing America's renewable energy use will: bring new technologies to market and save consumers money; reduce our dependence on oil from the Middle East; create good new jobs in rural America; and clean up the air and help reduce urban smog and greenhouse gas emissions. Support our renewable energy vision for America and learn more at www.25x25.org.


  1. Advanced Energy Economy


    Advanced Energy Economy
    (AEE) is a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. Among these are energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas electric generation, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, biofuels and smart grid. It’s all the innovations that make the energy we use more secure, clean, and affordable.


  1. Ameresco, Inc.

    Louisville, KY

    Ameresco helps organizations meet energy saving and energy management challenges with an integrated comprehensive approach to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Leveraging budget neutral solutions like energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and power purchase agreements (PPAs), Ameresco eliminates the financial barriers that traditionally hamper energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

    Drawing from decades of experience, Ameresco develops tailored energy management projects for its customers in the commercial, industrial, local, state and federal government, K-12 education, higher education, healthcare and public housing sectors. By entering into an ESPC or PPA with Ameresco, customers can reduce energy costs and modernize their energy infrastructure. At the end of the contract, an Ameresco ESPC can provide additional savings for other capital expenditures. PPAs provide energy security and help to stabilize energy prices in both regulated and deregulated environments.


  1. Arkansas Association of Energy Engineers

    Little Rock, AR

    The AEE mission is to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development. Our 100 Arkansas AEE Chapter members contribute to this mission by sharing their knowledge, experiences and insights with their fellow members and the community at large. We encourage and promote the efficient, reliable and environmentally responsible generation, delivery and use of energy in Arkansas, the Natural State.


  1. Arkansas Energy Office

    Little Rock, AR

    The mission of the Arkansas Energy Office is to promote energy efficiency, clean technology and sustainable strategies that encourage economic development, energy security and the environmental well-being for all citizens of Arkansas.


  1. Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation (AOG)

    Fort Smith, AR

    Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation (AOG) is a natural gas company serving approximately 60,000 customers in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. AOG provides natural gas service to residential, commercial and industrial customers and also transports natural gas produced from local wells to the interstate pipeline system. AOG is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas in the heart of the Arkoma Basin, an area rich in natural gas production. AOG is a leading advocate for Compressed Natural Gas as an alternative fuel source and promotes a number of energy efficiency programs for its customers. Local natural gas wells connected directly to AOG's pipeline system provide much of the gas supply necessary for serving the needs of AOG's customers. These local supplies, in combination with AOG's ability to obtain natural gas from interstate pipelines, enable AOG to insure a high level of service reliability.


  1. Brown Engineers LLC

    Little Rock, AR

    The engineering design consultants at Brown Engineers want you to have reliable power, cooling, controls and advanced monitoring capabilities for your facility. Brown Engineers specialize in utilities and critical environments such as data centers, industrial campuses and hospitals. Brown Engineers Helps Protect Your Critical MEP Systems. Thier electrical, mechanical, and automation engineers specialize in identifying problems in aging critical infrastructure.


  1. CDP Strategies

    Little Rock, AR

    CDP Strategies, LLC was formed in January 2007 as a strategic policy and non-profit consulting company based in Little Rock, AR, specializing in fundraising, organization building, strategic advice and event management. CDP Strategies has built a reputation for skillfully managing organizations and producing successful events and fundraising campaigns for its clients. 


  1. Clean Line Energy Partners

    Houston, TX

    Clean Line Energy is developing a series of high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines that will deliver thousands of megawatts of renewable power from the windiest areas of the United States to communities and cities that have a strong demand for clean, reliable energy but lack access to clean energy resources. One of these projects, the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line, will connect thousands of megawatts of clean energy generation from western Oklahoma, southwest Kansas, and the Texas Panhandle with utilities and customers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and other markets in the Mid-South and Southeast.

    Successful project development requires substantial and widespread participation from a diverse group of entities and stakeholders. Clean Line strives to establish and maintain close relationships with landowners, communities, local and state officials, customers and suppliers and deeply values stakeholder input and involvement.


  1. Clear Energy

    Fayetteville, AR

    Clear Energy provides economically driven energy efficiency solutions for institutional, commercial and industrial clients. Clear Energy services are turnkey from design through installation. Clear Energy has a special expertise in highly efficient lighting systems, but also provides a complete range of services for all energy consuming systems and equipment.


  1. Communities Unlimited

    Fayetteville, AR

    Communities Unlimited, Inc. is a non-profit community economic development organization that is proud to be the first approved PACE deal in Arkansas. Communities Unlimited was formed in 2014 through the merger of two non-profit organizations, alt.Consulting and Community Resource Group. In 2011, it launched a collaborative that is now known as Delta BioEnergy dedicated to growing an energy crop in the winter for fuel production and turning waste vegetable oil into biofuel.


  1. Community Solar Partners

    Little Rock, AR

    Community Solar Partners (“CSP”) is a nonprofit member-owned mutual benefit corporation. Their mission is to bring solar energy to consumers who for various reasons are restricted from obtaining it. 


  1. Cromwell

    Little Rock, AR

    FACILITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

    Cromwell’s technical team of design engineers, energy engineers and facility staff work to operate facilities at the highest level and work to reduce operating expenses. The main focus of these services is to reduce operating expenses with long-range planning, reduce carbon footprints, and maximize the life expectancy of all aspects of the facility. Cromwell Facility Services will manage all facility related aspects of both new and existing facilities.


  1. DeWitt Chamber of Commerce

    DeWitt, AR

    DeWitt is located in the center of Arkansas County and is also the county seat with a population of around 3,300 residents. Also located nearby is Arkansas Post, which was the territorial capital before moving to Little Rock in 1821.  The White River National Wildlife Refuge lies 10 miles to our east and consists of over 160,000 acres of bottomland forests, over 300 lakes and has an abundance of wildlife and migratory birds.  They have new and old businesses, some of which have been in business for over 50 years. Their businesses include agriculture, education, industrial, medical, non-profit, as well as others.


  1. Empirical Energy Solutions

    Little Rock, AR

    It's time an energy services firm worries more about the value it creates than the profit it makes. It's time a consulting firm makes customer service its top priority. At Empirical Energy Solutions (EES), we believe customer advocacy should never take a backseat to other priorities. We believe the proper mixture of experience, expertise, and innovation will always yield the best recipe for long-term, sustainable results. We guarantee the value of our services will always exceed the cost. At EES, we believe in being a part of something bigger than ourselves. That is why a portion of our revenues will always be dedicated to improving the resources of those that may be less fortunate than us. It is our mission to enthusiastically provide a full range of energy services for facility Owners, design professionals and contractors. At EES, our goal is to find the appropriate balance of innovation and experience to achieve the best results for our customers. If you have any questions regarding the value and focus of your energy initiatives, give EES a call and let us introduce you to a fresh approach.


  1. Energy Efficiency Design & Development

    Van Buren, AR

    E.E.D.D. is a collection of individuals who have come together to advance the home energy market. They are from three major industries: Education, Workforce and Utilities. Their instructors have taught adults at the college and university level. They have the experience and the credentials to effectively relate to students. Their workforce educators have a long and varied resume of real-world energy and weatherization field experience. Their utility partners have many years associated with public utilities, their procedures and protocols.  E.E.D.D. provides a variety of training programs. These programs can be custom made to customer requirements.  All E.E.D.D. programs are designed to allow students hands-on participation.


  1. Energy Security Partners

    Little Rock, AR

    Energy Security Partners is a leading developer of commercial-scale natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) projects in North America. With the abundance of clean, sustainable and affordable natural gas resources in the United States and Canada, North America has enormous potential to realize significant economic and energy security benefits from converting domestic natural gas resources into liquid transportation fuels while reducing dependence on offshore petroleum imports.


  1. Entegrity Energy Partners, LLC

    Little Rock, AR

    Entegrity is a sustainability and energy services company specializing in the implementation of energy conservation and renewable energy projects. Entegrity is uniquely qualified to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to Optimize Building Performance. We help our clients realize long-term operational savings by focusing on their needs: selecting the most cost-effective scope, contract structure, and financing strategy available to them. Our comprehensive service package includes energy savings performance contracting, commissioning, energy modeling, building testing, lighting solutions, renewable energy, water conservation, and sustainability consulting. 


  1. City of Fayetteville

    Fayetteville, AR

    The overall vision of the City of Fayetteville is to provide excellent city services to our residents at maximum value while acting as stewards of critical infrastructure and natural resources in our care.  In Fayetteville, we seek to develop a culture of energy awareness that strives for continuous efficiency improvement by educating and empowering our staff and citizens.  We endeavor to operate high-performance buildings, focus on sustainable operations, invest in energy efficiency and utilize renewable sources of energy where practicable.  Our goal is to support a clean and sustainable energy future for Fayetteville by reducing the burden of rising energy cost, providing energy security, and reducing impact on the environment.


  1. Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

    Fayetteville, AR

    The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce serves as a leader and advocate for its membership by promoting a strong business climate in Fayetteville and by facilitating positive community interaction that will result in continued economic development and enhanced quality of life.


  1. First Western Bank

    Fort Smith, AR

    Since 1910, First Western has provided the people of Arkansas with a first-rate place to bank.  Today, they operate in both Western Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas.  People choose First Western because they have a reputation for delivering outstanding banking services in a warm, positive atmosphere.  They are a "one-stop shop" for financial services, including all types of personal and business insurance, investment products and mortgages, and personal and business banking.


  1. Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce

    Forrest City, AR

    The Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of individuals, businesses and institutions working together to advance the commercial, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of Forrest City and St. Francis County, Arkansas.


  1. Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Fort Smith, AR

    The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce is a professional business organization that works to protect and expand business, industry and the quality of life in the Fort Smith Region.


  1. FutureFuel Chemical Company

    Batesville, AR

    FutureFuel Chemical Company, formerly named Eastman SE, Inc, was formed near Batesville on October 31, 2006.  The company has since become a leader in the U.S. biofuel industry, while maintaining the facility’s status as a world-class specialty chemical manufacturer.  Leveraging the expertise from the facility’s 30-year history in developing and manufacturing complex specialty chemicals and the company’s experience with ISO 9000 and FDA cGMP quality systems, FutureFuel launched a biofuels product platform in late 2005. Today, FutureFuel is already an active participant in the U.S. Biodiesel industry. FutureFuel is also engaged in the evaluation of technologies used to manufacture cellulose-derived fuels and other bio-based products.


  1. Harrison Energy Partners

    Little Rock, AR

    In 1983, Bill Harrison acquired a franchise for Arkansas, supplying, servicing and maintaining HVAC equipment. Through the years, Harrison Energy Partners has expanded its capabilities to include a wide variety of HVAC and energy solutions.

    Their 30 years of experience includes a diverse list of projects including numerous healthcare facilities, K-12 and higher education campuses, government installations, manufacturing facilities, commercial real estate, corporate office spaces and worship centers.

    They have several certified energy professionals on staff to assist with evaluating your building’s current energy usage and making recommendations regarding how to operate your building more efficiently.

    Their systems knowledge, service experience and controls capabilities make Harrison Energy Partners uniquely qualified to be your trusted adviser for all of your building’s energy management and mechanical system needs.


  1. HERS, Inc.

    Little Rock, AR

    Since 1995, HERS, Inc. has provided consulting, training, inspections, and performance testing for energy efficiency in single-family homes and multi-family buildings in Arkansas and around the country. An acronym for home energy rating systems/services, HERS reports can include the HERS Index (e.g. efficiency score), annual operating costs, duct leakage, infiltration, improvement recommendations, qualification for tax credits and utility rebates as well as Energy Code testing and code compliance reports for new homes. Need a HERS Rating? Call HERS, Inc. 


  1. HISTECON Associates, Inc.

    Little Rock, AR

    As a consulting economist, Jim Metzger has worked for 35 years in the public finance and energy research areas, 30 of them in Arkansas.  As a principal of HISTECON Associates, Inc., he has conducted energy, tax policy, labor, and human resource studies for private firms and public agencies, and for 25 years he has appeared in federal court and labor-arbitration hearings concerning issues of employment discrimination, worker compensation, and job advancement and termination.  Recent clients include: Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and Winrock International.  His work on energy and resource taxation has been cited in decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.


  1. Home Energy Rx

    Little Rock, AR

    Home Energy Rx, is dedicated to lowering home energy bills. An energy audit is often the first step in making your building more efficient. An audit can help you assess how much energy your building uses and evaluate what measures you can take to improve efficiency. Home Energy Rx prescriptions are performed by home energy experts that are certified by both the Building Performance Institute certified analyst and RESNET certified raters. Their trained and experienced staff can provide you with the most cost effective energy solutions that meet the stringent requirements of valuable utility rebate programs.


  1. IberiaBank

    The IBERIABANK philosophy is to exceed client satisfaction by delivering unparalleled customer service at every point of contact. They are committed to offering products and services customized to meet financial needs. They provide a comprehensive financial product line including Retail, Commercial, Private Banking, Mortgage, Treasury Management, Online Banking, and Investment services.  IBERIABANK Corporation is a financial holding company with 278 combined offices, including 186 bank branch offices and three LPOs in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, and Florida, 22 title insurance offices in Arkansas and Louisiana, mortgage representatives in 58 locations in 12 states, eight locations with representatives of IBERIA Wealth Advisors in four states, and one IBERIA Capital Partners, L.L.C. office in New Orleans.


  1. Infinite Enzymes

    Jonesboro, AR

    Infinite Enzymes is a biotech company with a novel genetic technology for producing low-cost, plant-based enzymes for converting cellulosic biomass into biofuels and other biobased products.

    Cellulose is the most abundant molecule on earth and has the potential to become a major feedstock source for manufacturing biofuels. The establishment of a viable and sustainable cellulosic biofuel industry will depend in large part on the ability to efficiently and economically process cellulosic biomass feedstocks, such as switchgrass and miscanthus, as well as the biomass of trees, and residual agricultural and forestry matter.

    Infinite Enzymes’ plant genetic technology enables the production of cellulase enzymes in the embryo (germ) of the corn kernel. Using transgenic corn as a “plant factory” for producing cellulase enzymes, Infinite Enzymes can deliver high-quality, cost-competitive cellulase enzymes on a commercial scale without the capital intensive requirements and environmental costs associated with existing enzyme production through microbial/fungal fermentation processes. In fact, the application of Infinite Enzymes’ technology could save cellulosic biofuels manufacturers millions of dollars in operating costs and upfront capital costs, thus increasing the economic viability of companies in this industry.


  1. Inspiring Energy LLC

    Malvern, AR

    Inspiring Energy is a full service Solar Contractor offering design, installation, service and repairs to all sizes of photovoltaics systems. Leonard O’Donovan Chairman of the Board, is a Former Energy Trust of Oregon PV Consultant with well over 1 Meg-a-watt of PV inspections. Mr. O’Donovan is also disciplined in Meg-A-Watt grid tie PV systems. Mr. O’Donovan has contributed to conceptual design allocations for Meg-a-watt grid tie PV systems. Mr. O’Donovan has also worked as on-site installation Project Manager for Construction Management of Meg-A-Watt grid tie PV systems all over the USA. Their Team consist of disciplined knowledgeable people to assist you with your project. They can assist to help you with an energy audit to review your energy bills. They perform Site Evaluation to determine your Solar Resource Window. They can layer our design to fit your Architecture or surroundings. They can design grid-tied residential and commercial systems. They can also design off-grid and agricultural water pumping systems. They offer comprehensive, price competitive service statewide. They are also a Licensed and Bonded full service electrical contractor to help you with all your electrical needs.   


  1. Johnson Controls

    Little Rock, AR

    Johnson Controls is a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries. They serve these markets through three business units.

    Building Efficiency: is a leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and security systems.

    Automotive Experience: is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics.

    Power Solutions: is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles.


  1. KLS Consulting

    Fayetteville, AR

    Ken Smith works as the Policy Consultant for the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and as a consultant to the Energy Foundation and other public policy organizations.  He works primarily in Arkansas and other southeastern states.  He was formerly Executive Director of Audubon Arkansas and served in the Clinton Administration as an Assistant Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff in the US Department of the Interior.


  1. McKinstry

    Dallas, TX

    McKinstry, a national energy and facility services firm, partners with municipalities, state agencies, hospitals and schools to construct and upgrade facilities while conserving resources and enhancing building use. With over 1,700 professional staff and trades people throughout the United States, McKinstry now has a strong regional presence in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

    The firm’s innovative, integrated delivery provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs and optimize profitability “For The Life Of Your Building.”

    Contact Michael Grabham, McKinstry's project manager for Arkansas, at michaelg@mckinstry.com to learn how energy performance contracting can update facilities, conserve energy and save money.


  1. Mitchell Williams Selig Gates and Woodyard, PLLC

    Little Rock, AR

    We live in a dynamic and rapidly changing business landscape. The complex needs of companies competing in a global economy require innovative solutions – the kind you will find at Mitchell Williams. Their goal is to embrace change to make them better equipped to meet unique needs as they work together to meet and exceed their clients' goals.

    At Mitchell Williams, their attorneys believe that every relationship begins with a crucial first step: learning your business and understanding your objectives. This process of immersion builds the foundation that assures the best possible results and creates an energized and collaborative partnership. To do this, they combine a diverse professional experience with relentless pursuit of success to provide the most timely, cost-effective and first-rate legal services possible.


  1. City of North Little Rock

    North Little Rock, AR

    The City of North Little Rock, through its Office of Sustainability, strives to make North Little Rock a healthier and safer place to live, work and play by pursuing practices and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve the resources we already have.  Our goals are to improve the environment in North Little Rock by implementing systems and procedures in transportation, energy, waste, health and safety, air and water, urban design and nature, economy, and education, arts and community.


  1. Opterra Energy Services

    Overland Park, KS

    OpTerra Energy Services is a pioneer in advancing the sustainable energy economy, energizing opportunity and building positive impact for the communities, institutions and businesses we serve. There are opportunities in almost every facility to reduce energy consumption and energy cost. Our teams are dedicated to building comprehensive technical scopes that are unique to our customers’ energy needs, allowing our partners to save valuable finances and other resources that can be redirected to address other, mission-critical business priorities.


  1. Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc.

    Fayetteville, AR

    Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc. is a leader in the development of integrated Silicon Carbide (SiC) circuits. Spun out of research at the University of Arkansas, Ozark IC’s circuits and packaging solutions are optimized for operation in extreme environments, including temperatures as high as 600oC. In addition, photonics can be integrated for unique customized offerings such as ultraviolet cameras, fire/explosion/arc detectors and spectrometers. In the power and energy markets, Ozark IC’s circuits are well suited to oil/gas/geothermal well exploration and monitoring, high-density switching power modules and industrial controls/monitoring.

    Ozark IC’s technologies can also be applied to aerospace applications to enable higher performance turbine engines, and to automotive applications to improve the control and efficiency of internal combustion engines.


  1. Performance Services

    Dallas, TX  

    Performance Services is an integrated design and delivery engineering and construction company specializing in high performance buildings and sustainable and optimal environments.  By valuing relationships and workmanship over change orders and shortcuts, Performance Services strives to earn a 100% Customer Satisfaction rating.


  1. Performance Solutions

    Strategic Energy and Maintenance Program (SEMP): A holistic approach to facility management. Performance Solutions (PS) will evaluate your entire facility. PS will uncover the root cause of facility problems and develop a complete plan that meets both organizational needs and budget. SEMP includes addressing deferred maintenance, high utility costs, reducing energy consumption, and life cycle cost management. As part of the program, PS also offers ongoing training and education for staff so things continue to run smoothly after construction is complete. 


  1. Picasolar

    Fayetteville, AR

    Picasolar
    is commercializing an award winning technology to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of solar cells. The technology has demonstrated the single largest efficiency improvement in solar since 1974. Based in Fayetteville, the company is working towards local equipment manufacturing and expects to begin implementation with customers in 2015.


  1. Pinnacle Energy Services

    Fayetteville, AR

    Pinnacle Energy Services is a sustainability consulting firm specializing in energy-related services such as Commissioning, Measurement & Verification, Building Energy Modeling, Energy Auditing, and High Performance Building Engineering Design.  Since forming in 2005, Pinnacle has excelled in assisting clients with the clear guiding principle:   “elevating ideas that reduce“. Fundamentally, Pinnacle focuses on offering and implementing good ideas – another name for their sustainable services and the deliverables of those services that result in reductions to energy use, costs, emissions, system down-time, corporate risk, process waste, etc.  Their staff includes professional engineers and certified practitioners that are expert in the sustainability and energy efficiency field and maintain the highest of industry-recognized credentials and certifications.  


  1. Powers of Arkansas

    North Little Rock, AR

    Powers of Arkansas provides Building HVAC, Controls and Service.  A locally owned enterprise with more than 150 highly trained employees, including more than 100 installation and service technicians, and a wealth of technical and service knowledge serving all of Arkansas.  The goal of Powers is to create customers for life as we make your buildings comfortable and efficient to operate.  Check us out on the web at www.powersar.com.  

    Our services include:  building automation and controls; controls and mechanical service; HVAC equipment; air distribution; test, adjust and balance (TAB); energy strategies; retrofit projects; facility HVAC service; interoperability, BACnet, etc.; Powers Intelligent Control; solutions for HVAC problems; training.


  1. Richter Solar Energy

    Founded in 1998, Richter Solar Energy specializes in custom designed, NABCEP certified renewable energy systems for municipal, commercial, residential, and off grid clients.


  1. Seal Energy Solutions

    North Little Rock, AR

    SEAL Corporation (dba Seal Energy Solutions) is an energy solutions firms that manages and completes residential and commercial energy assessments and retrofits, solar design and installs for residential and commercial clients, and full HVAC services. Seal Energy Solutions services Arkansas and Mississippi out of three offices and employs 47 full-time employees. Our client base consists of homeowners, renters/landlords, housing authorities, government agencies, small business owners, commercial and industrial clients. We partner with top firms to bring a holistic approach to a client's home or business. 

    Seal works with multiple utilities including Entergy, SWEPCO, OECC, Craighead Electric, Woodruff Electric, Ozark Electric, Source Gas, CenterPoint, OG&E, and Conway Corporation in utilizing rebates, loan programs, and even on bill financing to offset/lower the expense of energy assessments, retrofits, and implementation for a homeowner/renter/landlord or business.

    Seal Energy Solutions also provides a full-range of HVAC services for both our residential and commercial clients. Our services include repair/service, installation, and ongoing equipment maintenance agreements. We have specific programs just for apartment complexes.


  1. Shine Solar

    Bentonville, AR

    Shine Solar's dedicated team is focused on bringing clean, affordable solar power to thousands of homes and businesses across the United States. Shine Solar is able to do this at a lower cost than traditional utility providers that burn fossil fuels like gas, oil, and coal to generate power. Shine Solar believes a happy planet means a happy pocketbook and a happier you!


  1. Siemens Industries Inc.

    North Little Rock, AR

    Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure and cities sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions.  With 360,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of approximately $120 billion in fiscal 2011. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $20 billion and employs approximately 60,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.


  1. Silicon Ranch

    Nashville, TN

    Silicon Ranch is a full-service, renewable energy provider that customizes solar solutions based upon the individual needs of its customers. Silicon Ranch’s value to its customers is its ability to develop and execute solar solutions that help companies build brand equity and pursue a socially responsible community benefit while allowing those companies to focus on their core business activities.  Silicon Ranch has developed utility-scale solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) projects on sites it owns or leases, behind-the-meter projects serving Fortune 500 companies, and host agreements on a variety of sites.  Silicon Ranch has been instrumental in helping its partners accomplish numerous “firsts” in their respective marketplaces. Silicon Ranch brings a seasoned approach to its development process, succeeding where other project developers have failed. Since the company was formed in 2010, every project has been delivered on schedule and has performed at or above designed output.  Silicon Ranch is one of the Top 15 solar owner-operators in the United States. The company owns and operates photovoltaic systems totaling more than 55 MW with an additional 89 MW under construction and approximately 200 MW scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.


  1. Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

    Atlanta, GA

    Headquartered in Atlanta, the SEEA region represents Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.SEEA brings together private interests, utilities, governments, public utility commissions, energy service companies, manufacturers, retailers, energy and environmental organizations, low-income energy advocates, large energy consumers and universities to promote energy-efficient policies and practices.  Through education, programs and events, and membership outreach, SEEA helps to ensure that efficiency takes its place as an essential component of planning a sustainable energy economy, now and for future generations. 


  1. Southeastern Wind Coalition

    Raleigh, NC

    The Southeastern Wind Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to advance the wind industry in the Southeast. They focus on supply chain, land-based wind, offshore wind, and wind imports. Their mission is to advance the wind industry in ways that result in net economic benefits to utilities, citizens, and ratepayers. The Coalition takes an objective, data-driven, and economic development focused approach to ensure the Southeast can take advantage of this clean, low-cost fuel source. Their key members include industry (e.g. manufacturers, utilities, suppliers, developers, consultants, service providers), appropriate government bodies (economic developers, commerce departments, energy offices), academic and research institutions, and other non-profit groups that share our objectives.


  1. Sun City Solar Energy

    Little Rock, AR and Springdale, AR

    Sun City Solar is a leader in installing and designing solar and energy management systems.  The SCSE team takes pride in their ability to provide advanced solar technology and environmentally sound products with top quality and performance that provide customers with the greatest return on investment.  The company principles, Pam Speraw ad Garrett Roth, have a combined 45 years in the solar industry.  As community leaders, they have been instrumental in educating and informing the public about the benefits of renewable energy.  SCSE strongly supports the continued education of their solar consultants and technicians through product training, seminars, and certification.


  1. T&T Green, Insulation Innovations

    Fayetteville, AR

    T&T Green is committed to reducing the amount of energy required to power residential, agricultural, industrial and commercial buildings by providing comprehensive insulation services, focusing on spray polyurethane foam. Working hand-in-hand with clients, architects, general contractors, and energy suppliers, T&T Green is capable of overseeing energy efficiency upgrades from project conceptualization through installation and testing. They provide real-world solutions to a broad set of insulation requirements throughout the marketplace, focusing on the quality installation of a tight building envelope. T&T Green is an insulation and weatherization subcontractor at the forefront of sustainable construction.


  1. The Stitt Group

    Rogers, AR

    The Stitt Group helps their Clients build better homes — homes that lead to happier, healthier lives. Their team of home energy, design and construction professionals enjoy helping Clients build their dream homes — truly custom homes designed and built to fit individual lifestyles and core values. They began building energy efficient homes in the 1970s in response to the first of many energy crises. This path has allowed them to make a socially responsible living while improving the health, well-being and happiness of not only their Clients, but also their employees and future generations. They believe that energy independence and a clean, healthy environment begin at home, and over the past 38 years they've pioneered the use of improved building materials, best building practices, and common sense strategies for new construction, earning multiple national awards.


  1. Today's Power

    Little Rock, AR

    Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI) is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and was created to serve our members who had a desire to offer community solar to their members. TPI can provide solar facilities to electric cooperatives that could otherwise not utilize federal tax incentives.

    TPI is now an integral part of helping the electric cooperative and public power sector serve their members who are interested in solar and emerging technologies. As an integral part of the electric cooperatives of Arkansas, TPI has access to a wide range of expertise and resources. TPI offers three types of solar resources for its cooperative customers: Customized Utility Scale, Commercial Installations, and Consumer Products.


  1. TradeWind Energy, Inc.

    Lenexa, KS

    Since its inception in 2003, TradeWind Energy™ has partnered with utilities, cooperatives, environmental groups, municipalities and landowners in the Heartland to develop mutually beneficial wind projects.  They take great pride in their ability to deliver low-cost wind energy while maintaining an uncompromising commitment to long-term project quality. Today, TradeWind Energy is actively developing thousands of megawatts of wind power in numerous states throughout the Heartland!


  1. Trem Wel Energy

    Fayetteville, AR

    Trem Wel Energy develops renewable energy facilities and provides environmental consulting services to leading real estate organizations, commercial and non-profit enterprises, and homeowners. TremWel focuses on linking land, real estate and building management with sustainability and financial performance, using cost-effective strategies that are good for the environment and good for people, planet, and profits. TremWel’s mission is threefold: To advance the implementation of energy efficiency initiatives and adoption of clean renewable energy, and to advance sustainable development and practices in building and grounds operations.


  1. U.S. Green Building Council – Arkansas

    Little Rock, AR

    USGBC members are organizations and businesses from every industry that believe in a more sustainable built environment. Advocacy plays an important role in who they are and what they do. USGBC believes that the green building movement has the power to change the way we live today and the ability to transform the legacy we leave tomorrow. So it’s no surprise that USGBC acts to advance green building throughout the country – in cities, small towns, schools, workplaces, retail spaces and in homes. USGBC and its members are working to impact not only the built environment, but also the lives of others. USGBC is leading market transformation as they advance green building practice to benefit the people who live, work, learn and play in buildings and communities around the world.


  1. University of Arkansas

    Fayetteville, AR

    The University of Arkansas is the state’s flagship university. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas, and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. Never before in the university’s history have its students and faculty been more academically accomplished, its facilities more sophisticated, or its research efforts more inclusive. All indicators of academic success are at record highs and climbing. The university’s nearly 23,000 students come from every county in Arkansas and some 100 nations, and they have nearly 200 academic programs in which to study. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation’s great comprehensive academies.


  1. University of Arkansas Fort Smith

    Fort Smith, AR

    Each semester, more than 7,100 students begin their future at UAFS. Their students arrive with great aspirations, and their professors shape those aspirations into reality. They specialize in equipping graduates with the skills and training necessary to succeed socially, educationally, and professionally.

     
    They provide students with a wealth of opportunities for academic, cultural, and social activities in an atmosphere that focuses on preparing for real life.
     
    Students who choose UAFS come from a wide range of backgrounds – from across the country and across the world – yet they all have one thing in common: they are proud members of the Lion Family.


  1. YGrene Energy Fund

    Ygrene Energy Fund is the nation’s leading provider of residential, multifamily and commercial property assessed clean energy financing. The award-winning, privately funded YgreneWorksTM program provides immediately accessible financing with no upfront payments for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and, in certain areas, water conservation, storm and wind protection, electric vehicle charging stations and seismic upgrades. Ygrene is committed to making it easy for property owners to invest in their future and a healthier environment. Over the next five years, YgreneWorks is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs and invest several billion dollars into local economies.