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How Do Solar Panels Work?

April 20, 2021

You know that solar panels absorb sunshine, which somehow converts to electricity so that you can wash a load of laundry, run your AC on a hot day, and binge a night of Netflix on the couch. But exactly how do solar panels work?

Energy is created because of the photovoltaic effect‚ a process that allows matter to emit electrons

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Houston?

April 1, 2021

If you live in the sunny city of Houston, Texas, you couldn’t be in a better spot for solar power. The Texan metropolis is a leader in the solar energy revolution. In fact, Google named Houston a top US city for rooftop solar potential, and the city has committed to providing 100% renewable energy for all municipal operations.

Solar panels

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Denver?

March 31, 2021

If you’re a Denver homeowner, you couldn’t live in a more ideal place for going solar. That’s because Colorado is a leader in the renewable energy revolution. In fact, legislature in the Centennial State has committed to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.

Colorado stands as a beacon for green energy, and the rest of the country has seen the light.

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Colorado Springs?

March 30, 2021

Colorado Springs — home to the Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods Park, and so much more — is a place of stunning natural beauty. And as a leader in the renewable energy revolution, the state of Colorado is serious about protecting and preserving that irreplaceable environment. In fact, the Centennial state has pledged to draw 100% of

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Colorado?

March 29, 2021

Colorado is well known for its stunning natural beauty, as well as its commitment to environmental sustainability. In fact, the Centennial state has pledged to draw 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050, making it one of the best places to add a solar panel installation to your home.

When you harness the power of the sun,

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Winter Storm Power Outage

March 2, 2021

Texas has always taken great pride in its strength and independence, and the Lone Star State is no stranger to using those trademark qualities to get past all sorts of crises. Many of those difficult situations stem from natural disasters — typically staggering summer heats or a devastating hurricane. But recently, millions of Texans across the state found themselves

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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.

SPACE INVADERS

This unique San Antonio system was definitely

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Austin, the Leader in Solar Power

December 28, 2020

We’re already known as the Live Music Capital of the World, as well as the home of some of the best breakfast tacos around. Now Austin, Texas, can also add Solar Energy Leader to its impressive resume. Curious about why Austin tops the list of green US cities? Keep reading to find out how our quirky city is helping reshape

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Do Solar Panels Work in Winter?

December 7, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, temperatures don’t dip in the winter because Earth is farther away from the sun. In fact, Earth is actually farthest from the sun in July and closest to the sun in January. So what does this mean for your solar panels once the temperatures drop? Stay with us as we answer all your questions about

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Freedom Solar Expands to Colorado

October 14, 2020
FREEDOM SOLAR EXPANDS TO COLORADO AS THE FIRST SUNPOWER MASTER DEALER IN COLORADO

Freedom Solar is excited to announce its expansion to Colorado. With the world’s best solar technology and a side of Texas southern hospitality, we can’t wait to give more Colorado homeowners the power to make their own electricity and gain energy independence.

Texans and Coloradans have a

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Kid-Friendly Solar STEM Projects!

October 14, 2020

This school year is looking different for families all over the world. With at-home and hybrid learning becoming the new normal, we wanted to help out by sharing a couple of fun solar STEM lessons to keep things interesting.

1. Converting Sunlight Into Heat

How do we heat up water fastest?

Materials needed:

  • 3 clear cups (all the same)

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Texas Solar Round-up

July 1, 2020

Welcome to the State of Texas Solar, where we discuss all things solar in the Lone Star state. In the past year, the solar market in Texas has experienced record-breaking growth – as they say, everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the demand for solar. In true Texas spirit, the charge for solar has created friendly competition in

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Celebrate Summer from Home

June 16, 2020

This Summer is proving to be unlike anything we’ve experienced before. As we all try to adjust to the changing times we’re having to discover and create new ways to keep ourselves entertained from the comfort of our own homes. To help you out we’ve come up with some fun ideas to help pass the sunny summer days.

JUNE

June

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Our Commitment to Health and Safety

March 24, 2020

At Freedom Solar, we believe that communication and transparency are key to reassuring employees and customers during times of uncertainty. We are living in unprecedented times, and the situation related to COVID-19 is changing rapidly. The leadership team at Freedom Solar is closely monitoring and carefully following the recommendations of our government leaders and public health experts. We are taking

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Average Cost of Solar Panels and Installation

January 15, 2020

Solar energy is on the rise and installing home solar panels is one of the easiest ways you can help reduce your environmental footprint and save on electricity in the long run. The average cost of a solar panel system varies, and multiple factors can influence pricing within each state. The cost of panels should continue to decrease as technology

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Strengthening Our Austin Community with I Live Here I Give Here

November 4, 2019

To fulfill our mission to empower all Texans to get clean, affordable, reliable energy from the sun, the Freedom Solar business model is centered around cultivating solar and community all at once. Because our Austin-native founders live and work here too, we understand the importance of working together to build a stronger, more sustainable community as our city and the

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Lila Ontiveros Is Raising the Solar IQ in Houston

August 9, 2019

As the Lone Star State’s longest running solar company, Freedom Solar has deep roots in the state, especially in Central Texas where the company was founded. In the last few years, we have aggressively expanded to high-solar-potential but low-solar-adoption population centers with deregulated electricity markets – most recently to Houston.

In May of this year, Freedom Solar hired Houston native

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Ground Mount Solar with Backup Power Supply in Central Texas

April 12, 2019

A homeowner on Lake Travis west of Austin was looking for a solar backup power system on his property. We were able to build and connect an attractive ground mount solar panel array in a landscape design and a backup power supply with an off-grid component.

The array is made up of 36 SunPower E-series 327-watt DC solar panels, arranged

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