After two years of growth and momentum in the renewable energy industry in Alaska, LIME Solar installed the largest solar array in the state in 2013 and plans the largest combination of solar install projects in the state's history over the summer of 2014.
Anchorage, Alaska March 13, 2014
"It's a testament to hard work and training, as well as an expanding desire from Alaskans and businesses for more renewable energy," said LIME Solar co-owner and electrical engineer Jesse Moe when asked about his company's two year rise from a new business to the state's top renewable energy company.
LIME Solar, founded by third generation Alaskans Jesse Moe and Chester Dyson, was formed in late 2011 and opened its doors to the public in April 2012. The company not only sells a full spectrum of renewable energy products, it also offers energy evaluation and engineering services. Its comprehensive inventory includes solar panels, wind turbines, batteries, inverters, LEDs and Grid, Off-Grid, R.V. and boat kits.
"Jesse and Chester are true visionaries," said Senate Rules Committee Chairwoman Lesil McGuire, a long-time champion of renewable energy. "LIME Solar installed the first residential grid-tied wind turbine in Anchorage in 2012, and then the first grid-tied solar array with battery backup in the Mat-Su, plus the largest solar array in Alaska in 2013 in Anchorage. It's a remarkable business growth that's benefiting all Alaskans," added Senator McGuire.
LIME Solar's efforts have blossomed statewide, including installing a University of Alaska Fairbanks sustainable-village solar array, as well as a sustainable FAA solar communications system near Juneau, Alaska, both in 2013. Additionally, LIME Solar is focusing on education across Alaska, including winning the 2013 Alaska State Fair "Best Education Booth" Award, hosting classes at Spenard Builders Supply for builders and for the Alaska Department of Corrections in three of its facilities. From free public seminars in the company's main store, to working with the IBEW Apprenticeship program to educate electricians, to rural outreach and village classes, Moe and Dyson are striving to make all Alaskans aware of renewable energy.
"Our 2014 summer and fall projects will likely be the largest amount of solar and wind renewable energy installations in Alaska's history in one season," said co-owner Chester Dyson. Dyson added that some of the company's 2014 projects include installing: 50 KW in Talkeetna; 40 KW in Trailside Phase III in Anchorage; 80 KW, 15 KW and 150, 4 x10 solar thermal collectors in Anchorage in the Mt. View community; and a 20 KW in Anchorage off of San Roberto.
LIME Solar's growth and progress continue because Alaskans in both private and commercial sectors trust the products and services delivered. "We're proud of our work, our team's monthly training to keep updated on technology, and because Alaska and the majority of our policymakers recognize and support the multiple benefits derived from renewable energy. The benefits to Alaska's environment and economy are why we started LIME Solar," said Jesse Moe.