One of Austin’s Best Places to Work Opens New Headquarters
July 8, 2019
Over the last 12 years, we’ve seen a lot in the rapidly changing solar industry, from falling costs (down 70% since we were founded in 2007) to the number of U.S. solar-powered homes and businesses reaching the 2 million mark in May of this year.
From our humble beginnings installing solar on one house at a time in Central Texas, we have expanded into every corner of Texas and grown into the #1 largest residential solar installer in Texas for the past 3 years running, as well as becoming the partner of choice for hundreds of top Texas companies and institutions including Whole Foods and The University of Texas. In many ways, our experience has mirrored the industry as we’ve faced constant change, plenty of ups and downs, and through it all continuous and rapid growth.
As we celebrate our twelfth anniversary in business, we are thrilled to announce two other milestones.
New Austin Headquarters Is Open
First, we recently expanded our Austin headquarters into a new location in southeast Austin after more than six years. The new space is 2/3 larger than our Todd Lane location, with a 12,000 square foot warehouse that has a capacity for 2,000 solar panels. It is large enough to hold more than 13,000 solar panels stacked three pallets high across the entire footprint of the warehouse.
Unique features of our office will include a solar design center in our lobby to display SunPower solar technology, a Tesla charging station in the parking lot, and an archery range in the warehouse.
The new address is 4801 Freidrich Ln Ste 100, Austin, TX 78744. Our phone numbers and other information are the same.
Austin’s Best Places to Work
Second, we are proud to be named one of Austin’s “Best Places to Work” by the Austin Business Journal. We were recognized for our highly engaged employees whose #1 word to describe the culture is “fun” and who represent a diverse yet close team who all bring a sense of mission to their work.
“Freedom Solar is a family atmosphere,” says CEO Bret Biggart, “a meritocracy where everyone can learn, grow and achieve.” He goes on to say that the company’s success is due to “radical transparency in communication and actively pushing people outside of their comfort zones.”
Even as Freedom Solar has become the largest and longest-serving installer in Texas, we’ve never forgotten our core purpose to bring clean, affordable, reliable solar energy to all Texans, one system at a time.
We owe it all to our team and our customers who are leading the solar revolution with us…thank you!