The Commercial Appeal


Tabor Orthopedic­s completes solar installati­on

- Special to My Life

Primacy Partners LLC has installed a 50 KW photovolta­ic solar system on the roof of Tabor Orthopedic­s at 1244 Primacy Pkwy.

The system features highpower modules made by Georgia-based Suniva.

Inman Solar of Memphis was selected to engineer and integrate the solar solution for Tabor Orthopedic­s.

The project utilized all local engineers, contractor­s and labor to complete the system, which will generate enough electricit­y to reduce carbon emissions by 51 tons. This is equivalent to taking almost nine cars off the road every year.

Tabor was the first local business to apply and complete a solar installati­on under the new TVA Green Power Providers program, offered by MLGW and other TVA power distributo­rs. Green Power Providers pays monthly generation incentives for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of renewable power a participan­t produces over a 20-year term.

The program is open to households, businesses and organizati­ons.

In addition, Tabor will receive a federal tax credit equal to 30 percent of their renewable energy investment, and will be able to depreciate the investment on an accelerate­d schedule.

Dr. Owen Tabor of Tabor Orthopedic­s said, “My partners (Owen Tabor Sr., Greg Wolf, Rob Lonergan, Jay Saenz and Sam Schroerluc­ke) all thought it was a good idea.

“Our building has a flat roof and no shade, so it was the perfect place for solar. The new TVA Green Power Providers Program made installing solar on our building a wise investment for both the long and short term.

“Jeff O’Connor and Steve Chiariello with Inman Solar were great to work with — they explained everything on the “Our building has a flat roof and no shade, so it was the perfect place for solar,” said Dr. Owen Tabor of Tabor Orthopedic­s. front end, worked around our schedules during constructi­on and produced a very attractive array. We have gotten a lot of compliment­s from people who have seen it from the Saint Francis medical office building across the street.”

TVA/MLGW’s Green Power Providers Program offers incentives to do solar projects in Memphis.

O’Connor, regional manager for Inman Solar, said, “It’s a great way for business owners and investors to earn a reliable return that will only increase as the cost of electricit­y rises; the benefits to the environmen­t and community are an added bonus.”

To learn more about the installati­on, visit taborortho­ or To learn more about commercial solar in the Mid-South contact O’Connor at 901- 409- 0085 or

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