Notable Projects of 2020
February 3, 2021
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.
This unique San Antonio system was definitely our most fun to design this year. thanks to SunPower’s award winning technology we were able to design the 9.9 kW system to match the homeowner’s vision, his favorite childhood game. This install was outta this world!
TILLERY, A SUSTAINABLE WORKING SPACE
As sustainability in the workplace continues to trend, commercial solar installations are gaining popularity amongst developers with hopes of attracting the sustainably-conscious, millennial workforce. This system located in Austin, Texas, contains 1,200 SunPower panels that not only complement the design of the building but also provide functional shade for the roof deck. This system will save the company $1.5 million dollars over the course of 25 years.
A SOLAR OASIS
This 16.2 kW system located in Austin, Texas provides 25-year savings of $91,585. The SunPower aesthetics were able to complement the home beautifully on their concrete tile roof. The system produces 25,087 kWh annually, that’s the same as charging 2,262,104 smart phones.
BANKING ON SOLAR
Financial institutions know the financial value of solar. In 2020 Freedom installed solar on three of Frontier Bank’s central Texas locations. The combined projects total have 136 kilowatts of capacity from 416 SunPower solar panels. The system will offset more than 50% energy usage and generate almost $400,000 in lifetime savings.
SOLAR BUILT TOUGH
More and more dealerships have been making the switch to solar. This installation at Bob Tomes Ford in McKinney was the first solar energy installation at an automotive dealership in the area. The system consists of 506 solar panels which will offset 26% of their energy usage, which is enough to power 24 homes for a year. The project is estimated to save Bob Tomes Ford more than $385,000 over the 25-year lifetime of the panels.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE INSTALL
This system, located in beautiful Rockwall, Texas, boasts retrofitted solar on a custom built pergola. The pergola was designed specifically for the solar project and was able to fit the specific needs of the project thanks to the SunPower panel’s award winning technology and aesthetics. The 8.8 kW system provides 100% offset and savings of over $50,000.
HILL COUNTRY VIEWS
This beautiful solar-powered home sits in Lakeway, Texas. The system was designed with 40 SunPower X-series panels and produces 20,587 kWh a year while providing an average offset of 76%. Now that’s a view!