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How a Teacher + Coach Became a Proponent for Solar in Denver, CO

September 2, 2022

Coloradans are known for harnessing elements of the earth to cultivate excitement and functionality into their daily lives. From living in the mountains to enjoy hiking and nature on the weekends, to using the sun and wind to create energy, the earth is at the heart of their culture. This holds true for Justin Jajczyk, who lives in Aurora, Colorado

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Harrisonburg’s Municipal Utility to Offer Virginia’s First Community Solar Project

August 31, 2022

In 2018, Harrisonburg, Virginia initiated its first community solar project, Acorn Solar, which is located on Acorn Drive — the inspiration for its namesake.

With the intent of establishing an electric grid to provide solar energy for the local community, Harrisonburg purchased 10 acres for $550,000. And after three years of planning, the project is finally coming to fruition. 

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How Does the Solar Tax Credit Work? The Ultimate Guide

August 31, 2022
Thinking about making the switch to solar power for your home or business? You’re in luck. The federal government is offering a federal solar tax credit for 2021 to help subsidize the purchase and installation of a solar panel system for residential homeowners and commercial businesses throughout the United States.
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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 benefits you get vary by state, city or even 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 or in

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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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