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West Texas Artist Chooses Solar for Our Future

January 8, 2018

Carolyn Macartney’s work as a photographer and filmmaker has attracted acclaim and awards the world over. Recently she has taken an interest in painting signs and solar energy. She bounced around the globe before settling in Alpine, Texas two years ago. Carolyn fills her days blending her entertainment and her artistic calling by painting everything from

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Our 10 Favorite Solar Installations of 2017

December 28, 2017

This is the season for reflection, gratitude, new beginnings, and of course making lists! As we look back on the past year, we thought it would be fun to highlight our team’s ten favorite Freedom Solar installations over the past twelve months. We are proud of every project and the positive impact each has on our customers’ electricity bills and

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Austin Engineer Looks Back on First Year with Solar

November 22, 2017

Jerry Barnes is a semi-retired civil engineer and grandfather who moved to Texas with his wife Shelley, a nurse, 12 years ago. After 32 years in Oregon, he was ready to escape the cold, wet winters and to be able to play golf year-round. When two of his sons in Portland put solar panels on their homes, Jerry became interested

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Willie Nelson – Texan, Storyteller, Activist

October 26, 2017

Willie Nelson’s life can be understood as an exercise in storytelling. His music traffics in characters and scenes, tragedies and triumphs, and his legend grows from eight decades of tall tales about the man himself. Of the stories he’s told on wax over the years, some of our favorites here at Freedom Solar are “Red Headed Stranger,” “Pancho and Lefty,”

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Solar Incentives for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area

October 23, 2017

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is becoming a better and better place to go solar. One of the fastest growing, most innovative places in America is embracing the energy source of the future with multiple rebates available all around the area. The market has never been better for you to start saving money and the environment with a solar photovoltaic (PV)

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A gift for our customers as we celebrate 10 years

October 19, 2017

Freedom Solar is proud to have been serving Texas since 2007, but this milestone isn’t about us – we want to make it about you, the thousands of customers who have chosen to save on electricity and help make the world a better place.

We also want to build a stronger community by helping more people discover solar. That’s why

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SunPower PV System vs. Tesla Solar Roof

May 18, 2017

We have received a lot of inquiries about solar shingles since Tesla unveiled their solar roof concept last week. While this technology is certainly appealing and innovative, customers should understand the appropriate use-cases and associated costs.

The new solar roof from Tesla is a roof replacement for your home. The installation requires a customer to replace their existing roof with

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Solar & Home Resale Value

March 11, 2017

“What’s up with solar panels and home resale value?” As a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas and an Active member of the local Board of Realtors, I love getting this question. The answer is, “it depends”. There are really two ways to evaluate this question. The first is how Banks value a solar generating asset. The

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5 Reasons Why You Should Go Solar Now

February 17, 2017

When we experience natural disasters or pandemics or other significant disruptions to our lives, it’s normal to take a step back and evaluate what’s important. It is also a time when many people are looking for opportunities to become more self-sufficient and to take steps to protect the things that are most important to us. In addition to food, shelter,

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Oncor Solar Rebate – 2017 – SunPower By Freedom Solar

January 13, 2017

SunPower by Freedom Solar and Oncor want to help you understand what a few thousand dollars off your new solar PV system looks like. Only a limited number of Texas homeowners will qualify in time to take advantage of Oncor’s 2017 residential rebate program. If you are thinking about solar for your home, now is the time to contact Freedom

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Solar on Tile roof

March 11, 2016

Solar on tile roofs is becoming more common in Central Texas. There are markets like Arizona and parts of California where clay tile makes up 90% of the systems installed. However, in Texas comp shingle roofs and standing seam metal make up the majority. As the population continues to grow throughout Central Texas, so does the diversity of preferences and

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