The United States is currently home to more than 2 million solar panel installations, a number that’s expected to double by 2023. And with the promise of clean, green energy that helps protect the environment and reduce utility bills, that’s no surprise. But solar batteries are experiencing a recent surge in popularity, too. Both the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility
The Alamo City is, perhaps surprisingly, a leader in sustainable energy, ranking fifth in installed solar capacity among major US cities. In Texas and beyond, homeowners are going solar more than ever before. Harnessing home-grown sunshine is the path to a greener, more sustainable lifestyle — not to mention drastically reduced or even eliminated electricity bills!
Of course, when you’re
As the “Live Music Capital of the World” and a city consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States, Austin, Texas, is used to receiving accolades. But it’s also well known for something else — its reputation as a solar energy leader.
In fact, Austin was recently ranked as the number one city for
With nearly 250 days of sunshine each year, Irving, Texas, is an ideal place to make the switch to solar for your home. In Texas and beyond, solar energy has an incredibly bright future ahead. That’s because our nation is harnessing homegrown sunshine at an unprecedented rate. The US is now home to more than 2 million solar panel installations,
Congratulations! You’re on your way toward a future of clean, sustainable energy. Now you just need to determine what size solar installation will generate enough electricity to meet your home’s energy consumption needs.
In order to figure out what size solar panel system is ideal for you, you must determine how many solar panels you’ll actually need for your roof
You know that solar panels absorb sunshine, which somehow converts to electricity so that you can wash a load of laundry, run your AC on a hot day, and binge a night of Netflix on the couch. But exactly how do solar panels work?
Energy is created because of the photovoltaic effect‚ a process that allows matter to emit electrons
Going solar is the best way to transition to clean, sustainable energy while also dramatically reducing your monthly utility bills — or even eliminating them entirely! And there’s even more good news. A solar installation has a surprisingly long lifespan. In fact, most will last an average of 25 years before they begin to degrade, and most solar panel manufacturers
You’re well aware of the benefits of installing solar panels on your home. From reducing or eliminating energy bills to helping the environment, it’s a good idea on many fronts.
But before you get too excited, it’s important to remember that the installation process is both tedious and precise. For that reason, it’s critical to hire a professional to manage the
If you live in the sunny city of Houston, Texas, you couldn’t be in a better spot for solar power. The Texan metropolis is a leader in the solar energy revolution. In fact, Google named Houston a top US city for rooftop solar potential, and the city has committed to providing 100% renewable energy for all municipal operations.
If you’re a Denver homeowner, you couldn’t live in a more ideal place for going solar. That’s because Colorado is a leader in the renewable energy revolution. In fact, legislature in the Centennial State has committed to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.
Colorado stands as a beacon for green energy, and the rest of the country has seen the light.
Colorado Springs — home to the Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods Park, and so much more — is a place of stunning natural beauty. And as a leader in the renewable energy revolution, the state of Colorado is serious about protecting and preserving that irreplaceable environment. In fact, the Centennial state has pledged to draw 100% of
Colorado is well known for its stunning natural beauty, as well as its commitment to environmental sustainability. In fact, the Centennial state has pledged to draw 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050, making it one of the best places to add a solar panel installation to your home.
When you harness the power of the sun,
Texas has always taken great pride in its strength and independence, and the Lone Star State is no stranger to using those trademark qualities to get past all sorts of crises. Many of those difficult situations stem from natural disasters — typically staggering summer heats or a devastating hurricane. But recently, millions of Texans across the state found themselves without
The sun has set on 2020, and it was quite the year! Despite the difficulties that arose, Freedom Solar had a year of record growth. We’re excited to take a look back and share a few of our favorite projects from a year that none of us will soon forget.SPACE INVADERS
This unique San Antonio system was definitely
As 2020 comes to a close, many of us have been anticipating the results of a new COVID relief package — especially those of us who have been financially affected this year. But Congress has been at work on more than just our stimulus checks. The December COVID relief bill is part of an omnibus spending package that also focuses
We’re already known as the Live Music Capital of the World, as well as the home of some of the best breakfast tacos around. Now Austin, Texas, can also add Solar Energy Leader to its impressive resume. Curious about why Austin tops the list of green US cities? Keep reading to find out how our quirky city is helping reshape
Contrary to popular belief, temperatures don’t dip in the winter because Earth is farther away from the sun. In fact, Earth is actually farthest from the sun in July and closest to the sun in January. So what does this mean for your solar panels once the temperatures drop? Stay with us as we answer all your questions about
As a local company, the community lives at the heart of our values. At Freedom Solar, we put people first and do so with a humble heart. Earlier this year we made a commitment that we would do more to contribute to building up our communities and make a positive impact. As part of this initiative, we’ve
This school year is looking different for families all over the world. With at-home and hybrid learning becoming the new normal, we wanted to help out by sharing a couple of fun solar STEM lessons to keep things interesting.
1. Converting Sunlight Into Heat
How do we heat up water fastest?
3 clear cups (all the same)
Freedom Solar is excited to announce its expansion to Colorado. With the world’s best solar technology and a side of Texas southern hospitality, we can’t wait to give more Colorado homeowners the power to make their own electricity and gain energy independence.
Texans and Coloradans have a
Have You Heard About the Federal Government Solar Rebate?
If you’ve been curious about adding solar panels to your home, you’ve probably heard about the federal solar tax credit, which can help homeowners like you better afford the cost of installation. But 2021 will bring a reduction of the tax credit. So what does that mean for homeowners who still
Outfitting your home with solar panels is the first step to a lifetime of sustainable energy. But in order to make the most of your sunshine-sourced electricity, you’ll need to figure out how to make your home produce as much energy as possible. Here’s what you need to know about installing solar panels on your home.Consider Which Direction Your
Welcome to the State of Texas Solar, where we discuss all things solar in the Lone Star state. In the past year, the solar market in Texas has experienced record-breaking growth – as they say, everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the demand for solar. In true Texas spirit, the charge for solar has created friendly competition in