Soenso Celebrates Five Years of Providing Clean, Renewable Energy to Georgia

Solar PV Array on Roof of Campus Crossings Emory University

Solar PV Array on Roof of Campus Crossings Emory University

Source Press release, September 30, 2009

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, September 30, 2009 – Founder and president of Soenso Energy, Roger K. Cone, today announced that this Marietta, GA, startup is celebrating five years of service to Georgia. Established in September 2004, Soenso Energy is one of the leading renewable energy installers in the state. Soenso, which is an acronym for Southern Environmental Solutions, installs commercial and residential solar thermal water heating, solar photovoltaic (PV) electric and small wind turbine electric systems.

“Much of Georgia is marginal for wind energy,” said Mr. Cone, “but there are micro-climates in our area where our residential/small commercial-sized wind turbines perform quite well. However, Georgia is indisputably a solar state.” Most of Georgia is rated as “very good” for solar radiation according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Georgia is on par with much of Florida, the self-proclaimed “Sunshine State”, for solar energy potential.
Currently there are generous Federal and Georgia financial incentives in place for the installation of renewable energy. Generally speaking for commercial solar or wind energy installations the Federal incentive is a 30% income tax credit or grant, and the Georgia incentive is a 35% income tax credit or rebate. And generally speaking for residential solar or wind energy installations the Federal incentive is a 30% income tax credit, and the Georgia incentive is a 35% income tax credit. There are published maximum limits on Georgia renewable energy incentives.

In its “long” five-year history Soenso has provided renewable energy systems for clients in a variety of categories including churches, inns, museums, office buildings, private residences, restaurants, schools and warehouse facilities, among others. Soenso Energy encourages the practice of energy conservation first and then the implementation of renewable energy. We are helping Georgia move away from our dependence on dirty fossil fuels such as petroleum and coal that are major contributors to the climate crisis. Soenso Energy is working toward making renewable energy a more significant component of Georgia’s overall energy mix.
About Soenso Energy Located in Marietta, Georgia, near Atlanta, Soenso Energy is a supplier and installer of commercial and residential renewable energy products – solar thermal hot water systems, solar photovoltaic (PV) for generating electricity and small wind turbines for generating electricity. These renewable energy technologies qualify for Federal and Georgia clean energy income tax credits. On the Web: http://www.soenso.com , Email: info@soenso.com, Phone: (770) 973-6298.

Six Feet Under – Westside Is First Restaurant In Atlanta To Utilize Wind Energy

Urban Wind Turbine From Soenso Energy Generates Clean Electricity For Pub & Fish House

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, January 5, 2009 – Roger K. Cone, president of renewable energy integrator Soenso Energy of Marietta, Georgia, announced today that Six Feet Under-Westside Pub & Fish House has become the first restaurant in Atlanta to use wind energy to generate electricity to help power its business. Restaurateurs Nancy and Tad Mitchell selected the Skystream 3.7 Wind Turbine for their location at 685 11th Street NW in Atlanta. The Skystream is mounted on a forty-five foot tower at the back of the restaurant’s parking lot. The sleek wind turbine, overlooking the Atlanta Water Works, is on one of the hiskystream1ghest points in the city and is visible to southbound traffic on Howell Mill Road and Northside Drive.

About the Skystream 3.7

The Skystream, developed by Arizona-based Southwest Windpower in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab, has unique curved blades for quiet operation. It is the first residential/small commercial wind turbine that includes a built-in inverter and requires no external components. The Skystream qualifies for Federal and Georgia clean energy income tax credits. With Atlanta’s average annual wind speeds of about nine mph, the Skystream should generate approximately 200kWh/month of clean electricity. The Skystream 3.7 was awarded a 2006 Best of What’s New award from the editors of Popular Science and included in TIME magazine’s 2006 Best Inventions.                                                                                        

About Six Feet Under-Westside

Six Feet Under-Westside is an urban, neighborhood restaurant and pub offering excellent food at a fair price with a full service bar and wide selection of beers. The roof top deck dining area has a panoramic view of Atlanta’s Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. Six Feet Under-Westside, 685 11th Street NW (between Northside Drive and Howell Mill Road), Atlanta, Georgia 30318; Phone: (404) 810-0040; On the Web: www.sixfeetunderatlanta.com; Email: tad@sixfeetunderatlanta.com

About Soenso Energy

Located in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia, Soenso Energy has been a leading provider of commercial and residential renewable energy products since 2004. Soenso Energy offers sales and professional installation of solar thermal water heating, solar photovoltaic (PV) electric and small wind turbine electric. On the Web: www.soenso.com; Email: info@soenso.com.