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Lost Pines Toyota Goes Solar

January 20, 2020

Lost Pines Toyota hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 14 with the introduction of their new green initiative featuring solar panels. “We are proud to be the first dealership in Bastrop to install solar power,” said Carlos Liriano, Lost Pines Toyota owner.

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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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How can the solar tax credit help you save this year?

January 15, 2020

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a powerful tool that helps you save with a new solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The ITC is a 26 percent tax credit, with no cap, that helps make solar more affordable for homeowners and business owners. When you install solar panels at your home or business, 26% of the installed system cost

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Going Green Dealerships

December 16, 2019

“Going green” is nothing new. Some OEMs and dealers have been engaged in environment-minded efforts for some time. In a year when EVs outsold manual transmissions for the first time (starting on page 12).

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Automotive Dealership Proceeds With Solar Power

November 6, 2019

Freedom Solar of Austin, Texas, has started installing a solar power system at Lost Pines Toyota, a full-service automotive dealership located at 806 Texas 71 W in Bastrop, Texas. The project is slated for completion by the end of the year and will make the Lost Pines location the first automotive dealership in Bastrop to go solar.

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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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