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How to claim your Inflation Reduction Act 30% tax credit for 2023

November 9, 2023

The Inflation Reduction Act 30% tax credit is a federal tax credit that homeowners and businesses can claim for the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The credit is available for systems that are installed between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2034.

Who is eligible for the Inflation Reduction Act 30% tax credit?

To be eligible

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Guide to Going Solar with Xcel Energy in Colorado

February 8, 2024

Colorado solar energy adoption has surged in recent years, with an impressive 82% growth since 2018. Denver, in particular, has experienced the most significant increase, with the city projected to almost double its production of solar energy by 2025.1 Bolstered by nearly 300 days of sun yearly and generous incentives from electricity companies like Xcel Energy, the state is

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Guide to Going Solar with Oncor Electric Delivery in Texas

February 5, 2024

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes solar energy! The Lone Star state saw a cowboy sized leap in solar production from 2021 to 2022 of 47% – enough to power approximately 2.3 million average households! This makes the state second only to California in solar production.1

How can you take advantage of the nearly 300 sunny

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How Net Metering Works in Virginia

January 31, 2024

Solar power in Virginia has seen a significant increase in recent years, but it still only comprises 2% of the state’s total energy draw. Not content to sit in ninth place in solar capacity in the nation, the state has an ambitious plan to expand solar installations to meet a 100% renewable pledge by 2045 – five years before many

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How Net Metering Works in Texas

January 29, 2024

Thinking about joining the over 200,000 Texas homes powered by solar? Over the past decade, Texas has seen a renewable rush of sorts alongside the booming energy needs of a growing economy. With environmental regulations and market pressures forcing an older generation of energy sources to be retired, solar energy has stepped in to make Texas one of the most

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How Net Metering Works in Colorado

January 26, 2024

When most think about solar, the sunny southern states come to mind as prime producers. Believe it or not, Colorado gives states like Florida and California a run for their sun, topping both states with over 300 sunny days a year. Not only that, but the state’s famously cool snowy winters are conducive to more efficient solar energy output, with

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How Net Metering Works in North Carolina

January 24, 2024

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), North Carolina currently ranks 4th in the nation in solar installation capacity, just behind Florida, California, and Texas. This is a meteoric rise from the 15th position it held in 2022. So, what is driving the rapid adoption of solar power in North Carolina? 

Solar energy, once considered a costly venture, has

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in Orlando

January 20, 2024

The city of Orlando has established ambitious objectives to decrease energy consumption and enhance efficiency, setting its sights on using 100% clean and renewable energy sources by 2050. 

The region’s goal won’t see much pushback from the weather, with an average of over 230 sunny days per year. This makes Orlando a veritable hot spot for those looking to

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in Tampa

January 18, 2024

According to the Environment Florida Research & Policy Center, Tampa has been recognized as a leading city for solar energy capacity in the United States, coming in 29th among 70 major U.S. cities1. 

For the city of Tampa, solar energy is nothing new. In fact, nearly 14 percent of the city’s energy can come from the sun thanks to

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Guide to Going Solar with Florida Power & Light (FP&L)

January 16, 2024

Contrary to what one might expect, Florida, known as the Sunshine State, is not the leader in solar adoption – that designation lies with the state of California, followed by Nevada and Hawaii. What Florida does lead in is high electricity rates, which, according to Energy Sage, are 34% higher than the national average. 

Fortunately, there is a hack to

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Winter Outages with a Tesla Powerwall

January 11, 2024

Recent winters have unleashed extreme weather events that disrupt our everyday lives, from extended blizzard conditions to powerful winds. This season, the winter whiplash is on track to bring more of the same, leading to dreaded power outages for many. 

These storms often sweep in with only a few days’ notice. While a power outage might mean minor inconveniences for

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How Net Metering Works in Florida

January 2, 2024

Move over California and Texas – Florida has raced past both states in the front half of 2023 to take the top spot for solar installations in the United States. With an impressive 2,499 MW of solar generation capacity installed during this period (compared to 1,648 megawatts added in California and 1,292 megawatts in Texas), the state’s efforts have marked

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Climate-Controlled Storage Industry Turns to Freedom Solar for Turning More Profit on Facilities

December 14, 2023

Within the rapidly growing climate-controlled storage space vertical, both big and small players are recognizing the significant upside that solar power brings to their bottom line.

Since January 2023, Freedom Solar Power has contracted 43 projects amounting to 4.4 megawatts (MW) of solar power with climate-controlled storage facilities and currently has projects contracted in 20-plus states, accounting for 15% of

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Making a Difference on World Climate Day … and Every Other Day

December 8, 2023
Freedom Solar CEO, Bret Biggart headshot

Authored by Bret Biggart

First off, let’s be clear: fighting climate change is not a one-day-a-year thing. We should be working every day to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change and build support for addressing it. 

That said, Dec. 8 does happen to be World Climate Day. That doesn’t change the work

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Freedom Solar Power and Group 1 Automotive Shine Bright with 10,000 Solar Panels Across U.S. Dealerships

December 2, 2023

Freedom Solar Power is proud to announce that its customer Group 1 Automotive, a Fortune 300 automotive retailer, has successfully installed approximately 10,000 solar panels at multiple U.S. stores.

Group 1 Automotive is committed to mitigating the environmental impact of its operations at the corporate and dealership levels. The centerpiece of this effort is the implementation of solar energy

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Solar output in the winter: what to expect, and how to optimize it

November 14, 2023

Did you know that solar panel average output by hour can actually outperform the summer months in cold climates because solar cells are more efficient at lower temperatures? According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), they found out that solar panels can produce up to 20% more electricity in cold weather than in hot weather. The study found

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What Happens if You Have Solar and the Power Goes Out?

November 5, 2023

Solar energy has emerged as a reliable and sustainable alternative to traditional electricity sources, providing homeowners and businesses with a cleaner and more cost-effective way to meet their energy needs. However, a common question that arises is: What happens if you have solar panels installed and the power goes out? Do solar panels continue to work during blackouts, or

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Everything Starts with Humility

November 3, 2023
Freedom Solar CEO, Bret Biggart headshot

Authored by Bret Biggart

Freedom Solar’s core values are more than just words; they’re actionable mantras that guide everything we do. 

At our recent all-hands meeting, I discussed one of my favorites: Have a humble heart. 

That was inspired by a book I found through Alcoholics Anonymous that I go back

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Official Rules for Freedom Solar Power Social Media Giveaways

November 1, 2023

Purpose. On occasion, Freedom Solar LLC (“Freedom Solar”, “us”, “our”, or “we”) runs giveaways to allow users of Social Media Platforms (as defined below) to win products and/or services (“Social Media Giveaways”). These Official Rules for Freedom Solar Power Social Media Giveaways (these “Rules”), together with any additional terms included in a Social Media Giveaway advertisement or posting (the “Additional

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Beat Rising Utility Rates in Texas with Solar Power!

October 30, 2023

Texans are facing skyrocketing electricity rates amidst statewide heat waves and recent electricity shortages, with no end in sight. Read on to learn how much to expect bills to increase, but how solar power can help you take matters into your own hands.

How rates are increasing in Texas cities:
  • AUSTIN — Austin Energy just approved a base
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