What is the TVA’s Energy Right® Solutions Rebate?
BELLE™ Motors- the world’s only large horsepower single-phase motors- have been approved by the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Energy Right Solutions Rebate program. This means customers located in the TVA region are eligible for a rebate of up to 70% for all BELLE™ products. This is great news for customers considering a BELLE™ Motor for their application. The purpose for this program is to create a more environmentally friendly ecosystem by incentivizing agricultural and industrial businesses to convert their inefficient diesel or natural gas engines to electrically powered drives.
Am I Eligible?
The Energy Right® Solutions applies to any customer located in the TVA region who is installing a BELLE™ Motor in place or instead of a diesel or natural gas engine. Take a look at the map provided on TVA’s website to see if you are located in a qualifying area.
How the Rebate Works
Upon purchasing a BELLE™ Motor, the TVA will calculate an estimated rebate for your application up to $0.10/kWh. Using your annual hourly operating time and your motor’s kWh usage, the TVA calculates a savings figure for your motor. Some users will be eligible for an incentive of up to 70% of the initial installation cost of the motor. Essentially, a higher operating time and kWh usage will result in a greater rebate returned back to the user. Upon request, Single-Phase Power Solutions can deliver an estimated cost-savings proposal for your application.
Why Install a BELLE™ Large Horsepower Single-Phase Motor?
BELLE™ Motors are up to 60% more efficient than diesel engines. You can check out a complete analysis of BELLE™ motors vs. diesel engines here. With a near unity power factor, operating efficiencies of 95.5%, and a running speed of true 1800 rpms, our motors outperform diesel engines for most applications. Utilizing our patented Written-Pole® technology, we are able to produce starting currents of less than 2x the running current (typical induction motors require 6x the running current for starting) allowing for a utility-friendly startup on the power line as well as making our motors more cost efficient due to our low startup requirements. You can read about the incredible savings our customers are experiencing after converting to a BELLE™ Motor by checking out our customer case studies here.