Celebrating Sherren Harter, Freedom Solar’s Chief Marketing Officer
Sherren Harter is Freedom Solar Power’s chief marketing officer (CMO). She’s also a 2022 nominee for the annual Austin Business Journal’s Women in Business in Central Texas Award. Her words of advice? “Get out of your comfort zone, and then live there!”
Freedom Solar wouldn’t have soared to its great heights without Sherren. That’s exemplified in her recent promotion
Why Would You Want a Battery That Doesn’t Get You Off-Grid?
An off-grid vs. a hybrid solar system: Which offers you the most benefits? Most people think having a solar panel system (including a battery) makes you completely independent of the grid. But having a battery and hybrid solar panels connected to the grid is actually the best option when going solar.
Fire And Solar Panels: Addressing The Concerns
Currently, there are more than 2 million solar panel systems installed across the U.S. But more and more people are growing concerned about fire safety and wondering whether their panels could be at risk.
However, solar panel fires are extremely rare if panels are installed properly. But it never hurts to educate yourself on the topic to ensure
LG No Longer Manufacturing Solar Panels
To the surprise of many, LG is no longer manufacturing solar panels. But it’s not the only solar company that’s folding.
Many have closed entirely, gone bankrupt, been acquired and even sold off.
But with LG — one of the most notable popular companies to manufacture solar panels — closing its doors to solar, many are wondering where they
What Is Net Metering, and Why Should You Care?
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
How to Optimize Your Tesla Powerwall During a Power Outage
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
Biden Administration Paves the Way for Solar Panel Tariffs on Imports
As of February 2022, President Joe Biden extended tariffs that the Trump administration placed on solar panel imports. However, the range of solar products that the tariffs affect is smaller.
The decision involves a tariff decrease from 30% to between 14% and 15% on imported crystalline silicon solar products for the next four years. Although bifacial solar panels are
From Tiny Homes to Art Installations: Creative Uses of Solar Power
The new route to solar power is taking a nonconventional direction in the world. As more people seek the benefits of solar, Freedom Solar Power installs panels in a variety of home environments, ranging from tiny homes in the heart of Houston to stones in the West Texas desert.Self-Powered Affordable Housing in Houston
Freedom Solar played a role
Freedom Solar Is Now Serving Central Florida!
On a sunny week in May, we celebrated two milestones for Freedom Solar Power. We’re thrilled to expand our presence in the Sunshine State.
We established the Freedom Solar flagship location in Tampa one year ago. Now, we’ve officially opened the doors of our Orlando office and warehouse. Freedom Solar is the only SunPower® Master Dealer in Tampa
Future Power Grid Upgrades and Making Customers Foot the Bill
Utility companies across the United States are making their biggest spending increase in decades.
Aging power grids, rising electric vehicle (EV) use and the gradual transition to renewable energy reliance will induce higher rates for customers.
Here’s a look into what’s going on and what you can expect.Rapidly Rising Electricity Bills
Just between February 2021 and February
Freedom Solar Customer Spotlight
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
Becoming Off-Grid in an Urban Environment
Homeowners are moving quickly to solar power as climate change causes more severe weather conditions. Solar keeps homes safe and powered during outages and unsafe conditions. But it also offers financial benefits and environmental improvements that people desperately need.
For these reasons, architect Trey Farmer of Forgecraft Architecture and Design chose Freedom Solar Power as his
Bringing a Modern Twist to a South Texas Ranch with Solar
Darrell Brownlow, a fifth-generation Texan, considers solar a beneficial home addition because it’s low maintenance, offers energy independence, and is able to sustain efficient energy production for decades. This made it a perfection addition for bringing a modern to twist to his South Texas Ranch dubbed Rancho Carrizo.A Little Background on this South Texas Ranch
Future-Proofed: Solar and Backup Power Installation
In northwest Austin in 2021, Freedom Solar Power completed its most complex residential solar and backup power installation project ever.
Our team had plenty of inspiration. The homeowner wanted to pass along a property to his family that could not only produce enough power to zero out his energy bills but also provide peace of mind during grid outages
Your Vote Is Your Voice in the PEC Board of Directors Election
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
What Is a Solar PPA?
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 home solar panel
Do Solar Panels Work at Night?
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
Do Solar Panels Work on Cloudy Days?
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
How Going Solar Saved a Struggling Colorado Farm
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
Colorado Springs Gets Its First Solar Co-Op
Colorado Springs recently got its first solar co-op, making it the 10th total in the state.
Solar United Neighbors, a nonprofit that advocates for energy rights and educates residents on solar power, set up the co-op. Its creation comes after an increasing number of Colorado Springs residents have chosen to install solar panels. The city sees more than 1,000
Your Guide to Hybrid Solar Panels
More and more people are becoming aware of solar panels after seeing an increasing amount on the roofs of homes and businesses.
However, a term that may be new to you is “hybrid solar system.” Hybrid solar systems allow you to source energy from the grid if your home solar panel system doesn’t generate enough electricity
6 Things You Should Know About Leasing Solar Panels
Are you interested in harnessing renewable energy but not sure how it works?
Whether you choose to purchase or lease solar panels, the final cost will depend on a few factors. If the price of paying cash to purchase is out of reach for you, leasing is an option that keeps renewable energy accessible.How Does Leasing Solar Panels
Florida’s Top Cities for Solar Energy
“Florida’s leadership on solar has not only provided residents with clean, renewable power but has also given other cities an excellent example on how to make it happen.”
—Ryann Lynn, Environment Florida Research and Policy Center
The Environment America Research and Policy Center, a national network of environmental groups, released a report ranking the nation’s top solar energy