January 2020 Chapter Meeting and Officer Elections

January 15, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Dillards Headquarters
1600 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock, AR

Please join us for the Monthly Meeting of the AR Association of Energy Engineers.  We will enjoy lunch in the Dillard's Bistro from 11am-12noon and then hold our meeting from 12-1pm. 


Chapter Officer Elections:  2020 Board Members will be elected in the January Chapter Meeting. 


Program Presentation: “The Business of a Solar Project” presented by William “Bill” Ball

William “Bill” Ball, President of Natural Environments, Inc. and owner of Stellar Sun, a renewable energy business in Little Rock, AR, will be presenting on the Business of a Solar Project.  Bill, known for “writing the book” on solar in Arkansas, has been a pioneer in the renewable energy market for over 40 years. 

In his past, he has designed and built a solar subdivision comprising of 35 homes with a value of over $20MM.  He has been integral in renewable energy legislation dating back to 1993.  He drafted and passed the Arkansas Renewable Energy Development Act of 2001.  From Heifer International and the Presidential library, to large 3MW commercial net metering systems, Bill has either designed or consulted on a plethora of solar projects in Arkansas.  Bill furthers his passion with net metering projects, wind generation, battery storage, and truly taking clients “off the grid”.

Bill will showcase a brief history lesson of the solar industry with an outlook for the future.  He will present on the nuts and bolts of PV modules and the balance of components used for both grid-connected and grid-disconnected system.  Bill will wrap it up with a technical session on the business of a solar project with a lesson on utility bill analysis, system sizing, and economic aspects such as whether to own or lease equipment to make the best return on investment.


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