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.
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
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
A public hearing was held to consider a request from Roger Stacey for a Special Use Permit (SUP) to allow solar panels on the front roof elevation, on property zoned planned development (PD) for single-family residential uses.
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.
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
In this EXCLUSIVE, Bret Biggart, Freedom Solar CEO, shared some insights into solar power across the state, the benefits of the Investment Tax Credit and what the future holds for solar in Texas. Biggart says electricity prices are going up in Dallas and Houston as Texas’ population grows.
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
Freedom Solar has been installing solar panels atop roofs since 2007. Its business has really taken off in the past few years and executives hope a new, bigger headquarters can help the business add fuel to the fire.
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
Buying solar panels for your home is a big step. Although there are many things to consider before installing solar panels, they are no longer just for high-tech futurists. The rest of the world has finally caught up — in fact, last year a new solar installation went online in the U.S. every 100 seconds! If
Solar energy is booming all across Texas: the Lone Star State was recently ranked the third fastest growing solar market in the nation. Texas is expected to add 4,266 megawatts of solar power by 2023, a huge increase from 2017, when the state had a mere 1,874 megawatts of solar capacity.
Some of Texas’s urban
One thing Texas homeowners understand about summer is that when it comes to their electric bill, “heat” is a four letter word. This summer looks like it could see higher Texas electricity rate prices and headaches.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another sweltering Texas summer with temperatures above
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
Every full moon, a stunning sun-powered music concert and light show electrifies this West Texas desert town.
Solar capacity in California already dwarfs Texas but is growing quickly in both states. In fact, they represent the number-one and number-two states, respectively, for solar growth. Recent policy changes in California will lead to a continuation of those trends.
In May 2018, the California Energy Commission unanimously approved a new measure that would require
Houston-area residents hoping to power their homes with solar energy can rejoice: A new 1,800-acre solar farm scheduled to be installed in Fort Bend, Texas, will bring hundreds of megawatts of solar power to local homes.
Construction on the $170 million project begins next year, and facility owners are planning to have the farm live by