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What is Net Metering and Why Should you Care?

July 29, 2022

When you go solar, you can often benefit financially by sending excess energy from your panels back to the local electric grid. However the compensation varies by state or city, and even down to the utility provider. We’ve outlined key information you should know about net metering and how to empower your community if you decide to go solar now

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How to Optimize Your Tesla Powerwall During a Power Outage

July 8, 2022

Freedom Solar Power is committed to providing our customers with expert knowledge on how to optimize their Tesla Powerwall during an outage. We also want to help them understand their energy consumption.

Backup batteries can often seem mysterious, so we’re breaking down the formula to make the Powerwall work for you.

How long does the Tesla Powerwall last during
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Freedom Solar Customer Spotlight

May 23, 2022

As summer approaches, we’re spotlighting Freedom Solar customers. These folks are doing amazing things and spreading the positive impact of solar with the world!

Acts of Gratitude

The best part of our job is hearing from customers who are happy with the work we’ve done — and with whom we develop a relationship based on shared values. Pastor Stan and

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Future-Proofed: Solar and Backup Power Installation

May 20, 2022

In northwest Austin in 2021, we at Freedom Solar Power completed our most complex residential solar and backup power installation project ever. Our team was inspired by the homeowner’s desire to pass along a property to his family that can not only produce enough power to zero out his energy bills but also provide peace of mind during grid outages

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Your Vote Is Your Voice in the PEC Board of Directors Election

May 18, 2022

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), the largest member-owned electrical co-op in the country, has revised its net-metering policy. This raises the cost of utility bills for its members with solar energy and discourages homeowners from adopting solar. With demand for electricity continuing to grow and the aging electrical grid undergoing increased strain, PEC should prioritize higher solar adoption for its members

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What Is a Solar PPA?

May 3, 2022

A solar power purchase agreement (PPA) is essentially a financial arrangement between a developer and a customer. A developer will arrange the overall design, financing, permitting and installation of a solar panel system on a customer’s property.

Solar PPAs are a popular financing option for those considering going solar in the U.S. because they allow you to install

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Do Solar Panels Work at Night?

May 3, 2022

Because solar panels require sunlight to generate electricity, the simple answer is no, they don’t work at night. Most of the confusion about solar panels working at night is related to solar storage and using a backup power supply during the night.

We’ll go over how solar panels are still worth the investment through net metering and backup energy

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Do Solar Panels Work on Cloudy Days?

May 2, 2022

The short answer is yes, solar panels work on cloudy days. 

Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells will still generate energy even when light is partially blocked or reflected by clouds. But there are a few things to consider when determining how much energy your panels can produce on those particularly overcast days. 

Don’t Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight to Generate
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How Going Solar Saved a Struggling Colorado Farm

May 2, 2022

Byron Kominek’s farm — rebranded as Jack’s Solar Garden — sits right outside Boulder, Colorado, in the city of Longmount. It’s one of the most thriving agrivoltaic farms in the country. 

However, its 24 acres weren’t always prosperous.

The farm mostly produced hay over the past 50 years. Now, it’s gone through a major transformation that substantially increased its

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Your Guide to Hybrid Solar Panels

April 28, 2022

More and more people are becoming aware of solar panels after seeing an increasing amount on the roofs of homes and businesses

However, a term that may be new to you is “hybrid solar system.” Hybrid solar systems allow you to source energy from the grid if your panels don’t generate enough electricity to power your home. 

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