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 Power hired former SolarCity leader Barry Van Wie to head up the company's growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth market…read more.
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 Power...read more.
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 imagine...read more.
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 communities..read more.
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 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,..read more.
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.
The majority of San Antonio’s rooftop solar rebates are going to 10 companies, while the projects are concentrated in newer and wealthier neighborhoods...read more.
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"....read more.
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 solar...read more.
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 program...read more.
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 project...read more.
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 list...read more.
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 Year...read more.
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 Power...read more.
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 Power...read more.
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 community...read more.
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 referrals...read more.
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 Texas...read more.
Inc. magazine ranked Freedom Solar Power number 338 on its annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies...read more.
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 Texas...read more.
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 expects to increase its local workforce from three full-time employees to 10 by the end of the year... read more.
Now that oil prices are lower than most consumers ever dreamed possible and the hangover from the Great Recession has subsided...read more.
The completion of a 14 kilowatt solar power system for Austin's Sustainable Food Center at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Steve Adler...read more.
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 panels...read more.