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Texas solar industry watches as trade case moves forward

Texas' solar leaders, including Freedom Solar CEO Bret Biggart, provide their expert opinions and commentary on a federal agency's potential decision to impose a tariff or price floor on imports of solar panels and cells to help domestic manufacturers compete... read more.


Freedom Solar snags SolarCity ‘market maker’ to open new Dallas branch

Freedom Solar Power hired former SolarCity leader Barry Van Wie to head up the company's growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth market…read more.

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Lake Shore Baptist Church goes green with $180,000 in solar, energy-efficient upgrades

Lake Shore Baptist Church is trying to set an example for others by becoming the first in Waco to use solar panels to save money and protect the environment, thanks to a new installation by Austin-based company Freedom Solar more.


Craig Hawker of Freedom Solar on Marfa Public Radio

On this edition of West Texas Talk, Jackson sits down with Craig Hawker, a solar energy consultant with Austin-based freedom Solar Power, to discuss the benefits of solar, the installation process, and how the general upkeep of solar panels is easier than many more.

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Solar Power World's 2017 Annual Top Solar Contractors

The 2017 list for Solar Power World's esteemed "Top 500 Solar Contractors: Celebrating U.S. Solar Contractors" includes Freedom Solar Power again this year and CEO Bret Biggart discusses how Freedom helps make solar accessible to underserved more.


San Antonio funeral company producing clean profits with solar

San Antonio’s largest funeral home has installed solar panels on eight of its facilities at a total cost of more than $1 million, enough to offset 50 percent of the company’s energy costs, Tips said. Annually, the solar panels are projected to generate 778,735 kilowatt-hours of electricity, according to a press release from Freedom Solar, which installed the panels. Homeowners typically use about 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month…read more.


SunPower by Freedom Solar design center celebrates opening in Galleria, July 15

SunPower by Freedom Solar will celebrate the opening of its new design center in the Hill Country Galleria by offering the chance to win a free home solar project at a family-friendly event with refreshments, music, and kids’ activities, more.


The Texas solar industry is growing; some fear an international trade case could end that

Cheap, imported solar panels have fueled growth in the solar industry in Texas, and reinvigorated the careers of laid-off oilfield workers. Some industry leaders fear a trade case will increase prices and end that growth. But Bret Biggart, the CEO of Austin-based Freedom Solar Power, which installs solar panels on commercial and residential properties, said that price increases tend to be more consequential in Texas, a conservative state where people are less mobilized by the urgency of climate change.…read more.

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CPS Energy data offers glimpse into top solar companies, hot spots

The majority of San Antonio’s rooftop solar rebates are going to 10 companies, while the projects are concentrated in newer and wealthier more.


4 Top CEOs Tell Inc. Magazine How They Knew It Was Time to Hire a COO

Bret Biggart, CEO of Freedom Solar Power, says: "We built the company around the folks we knew we'd need to make it scale. My COO was one of those guys" more.


Freedom Solar announces new rural solar rebate

SunPower by Freedom Solar has announced a substantial new incentive for homeowners serviced in rural electric cooperatives (outside of Austin and San Antonio) to install solar on their homes. Freedom Solar offers qualifying homeowners an up-front rebate of 15 cents per watt, up to $3,000. A qualifying homeowner is anyone who lives in a utility territory that does not currently offer a rebate for more.


SunPower by Freedom Solar announces Oncor 2017 Texas solar rebates

Freedom Solar has announced the return of Oncor’s residential solar photovoltaic incentive program opening Feb. 7, 2017. Texas residents in the Oncor service territory can receive up to $8,500 dollars worth of rebates toward the cost of installing solar panels on their home. Only a limited number of Texas homeowners will qualify in time to take advantage of Oncor’s 2017 residential rebate more.


Freedom Solar, ABC Home & Commercial partner to bring electricity to Haitian orphanage

Freedom Solar Power and ABC Home & Commercial Services are teaming up to bring a 100 percent sustainable off-grid solar system to an orphanage in Haiti that currently does not have electricity. Freedom Solar will host a benefit on Dec. 15 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Summit Rooftop Lounge, 120 W. 5th St., with live music by Minor Mishap Marching Band, to raise funds for the more.

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Auto dealers join Central Texas solar power push

The region’s race to grow its solar portfolio got another boost this week, as two Central Texas auto dealerships announced they have installed renewable power projects at their more.


2016 Fast 50 Awards: Freedom Solar ranked Austin's fourth fastest-growing company

Presenting the 2016 Austin Fast 50 — dozens of companies big and small that are growing faster than Austin itself. Freedom Solar Power was ranked number four. View the full slideshow to find out which other companies made the esteemed more.


Solar Builder's 2016 Rooftop Solar Project of the Year Nominees

Freedom Solar Power's commercial project at Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center, the largest rooftop PV system in Central Texas, is a finalist for Solar Builder Magazine's 2016 Projects of the more.


Save the World Brewing is Celebrating Second Anniversary and New Solar Array

Save the World Brewing, based in Marble Falls, Texas, just west of Austin, announced it will celebrate two years of brewing beer and the completion of a rooftop solar powered system, recently installed by Freedom Solar more.


Company prescribes dose of clean energy to Westlake Medical Center

A 509-kilowatt rooftop solar array was recently installed at Westlake Medical Center, an upscale 15-acre medical complex in West Lake Hills, by solar local company Freedom Solar more.


Freedom Solar recognized as top local company for environmental responsibility, sustainability

The 23 companies honored in the Austin Chamber of Commerce's 16th annual Greater Austin Business Awards share a dedication to profits as well as more.


Freedom Solar gains customers on the new 'word of mouth’

Kyle Frazier is keenly aware that in the digital age, social media is the new word of mouth. And for Freedom Solar Power, where Frazier is director of sales, social media the source of an increasing number of more.


Solar Goes Social: Solar industry draws power from non-traditional workplaces

As the San Antonio’s emerging solar ecosystem continues to evolve, more companies are finding that co-working spaces and other nontraditional workplaces are the right fit. Freedom Solar Power recently moved its San Antonio location from a small office in the trendy King William District and into an office park off Loop 410, enabling the company to expand and to set up the first retail design center for rooftop solar in more.

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Freedom Solar Power Ranked on Esteemed 2016 Inc. 5000 List

Inc. magazine ranked Freedom Solar Power number 338 on its annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private more.

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San Antonio becomes home to first retail design center for solar power in Texas

As San Antonio's solar ecosystem continues to grow in complexity, the Alamo City is now home to what is being called the first retail design center for rooftop solar in more.


Check out Austin's largest solar array

Freedom Solar Power plans to debut a massive, 2,500-panel commercial solar installation this Saturday at Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center in North Central more.


Freedom Solar Power completes install at ABC Home & Commercial Services in Texas

ABC Home & Commercial Services in San Antonio is now powered by the sun, thanks to a project recently completed by Freedom Solar Power... read more.


Freedom Solar Power expands without outside capital or investors

Freedom expects to increase its local workforce from three full-time employees to 10 by the end of the year... read more.


Solar power firm making inroads with area Realtors

Now that oil prices are lower than most consumers ever dreamed possible and the hangover from the Great Recession has more.


SunPower and Freedom Solar Bring Clean Energy to Sustainable Food Center in Austin

The completion of a 14 kilowatt solar power system for Austin's Sustainable Food Center at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Steve more.


Thinkery Goes Green with New Installation of Solar Panels

The Thinkery, the new Austin Children’s Museum, is turning to solar power to reduce their carbon footprint. The Thinkery recently teamed up with Austin-based Freedom Solar Power to install over 196 solar more.


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