Demand for solar energy solutions in Arkansas is growing, and an increasing number of businesses and municipalities are searching for solar providers that bring two key components to the table – a portfolio of large, diverse solar projects and roots that run deep in the Natural State. To meet the demand, North Little Rock based Seal Energy Solutions has teamed with LightWave Solar.
LightWave Solar’s experience in solar engineering, procurement and construction was demonstrated at Arkansas State University when LightWave Solar recently completed the 739 kilowatt (kW) solar project in Newport. Their 40 megawatt (MW) portfolio across 800 sites includes several 4-5MW solar projects for businesses and municipalities in Tennessee and Mississippi. In Arkansas, Seal Energy Solutions’ commitment to taking a holistic approach with every project has led to a diverse portfolio of solar projects across residential, agricultural, and commercial sectors. Seal Energy Solutions was named a finalist for Arkansas Business of the Year in 2018.
“Seal Energy Solutions and LightWave Solar have a lot in common in that each company has an excellent reputation for putting quality work and customer service first,” says Seal Energy Solutions Chief Executive Officer, Josh Davenport. “LightWave adds a depth of experience for large scale projects, and Seal Energy Solutions has a recognized commitment to quality and deep Arkansas ties going back more than six generations,” Davenport says. “We’re combining the best of both worlds,” he added.
Seal Energy Solutions has been designing and installing solar arrays since 2015, originally focused on residential as a compliment to their energy efficiency and HVAC business lines. In late 2016 they rode the solar growth wave and expanded into agricultural and commercial projects across Arkansas. With Arkansas’s net meteringpolicy for commercial projects still in place, Seal Energy Solutions and LightWave Solar are positioned to meet the growing demand for larger solar systems for farms, businesses and municipalities across Arkansas. Additionally, their teaming gives clients confidence that there will be local support over the life of their project.
“We are leveraging our collective strengths to provide the best overall customer value to Arkansans,” says Chris Koczaja, President of LightWave Solar. “Our firms believe that together we can move the solar industry in Arkansas forward – delivering a level of quality, choice, and experience not currently available in Arkansas,”Koczaja says.
Both companies are members of Arkansas Advanced Energy Association, are licensed Arkansas contractors, and employ certificate holders from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).