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Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Rate Changes

June 17, 2021
What Happened

In December 2020, the Board of Directors at Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) proposed and voted unanimously on a slate of regressive policies, one of which is a 20-25% rate increase for its members who choose to power their homes with solar energy. PEC is concerned with losing revenue due to an increasing number of members choosing to go

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in San Antonio?

May 27, 2021

The Alamo City is, perhaps surprisingly, a leader in sustainable energy, ranking fifth in installed solar capacity among major US cities. In Texas and beyond, homeowners are going solar more than ever before. Harnessing home-grown sunshine is the path to a greener, more sustainable lifestyle — not to mention drastically reduced or even eliminated electricity bills!

Of course, when you’re

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in Austin?

May 20, 2021

As the “Live Music Capital of the World” and a city consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States, Austin, Texas, is used to receiving accolades. But it’s also well known for something else — its reputation as a solar energy leader. 

In fact, Austin was recently ranked as the number one city for

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in Irving?

May 18, 2021

With nearly 250 days of sunshine each year, Irving, Texas, is an ideal place to make the switch to solar for your home. In Texas and beyond, solar energy has an incredibly bright future ahead. That’s because our nation is harnessing homegrown sunshine at an unprecedented rate. The US is now home to more than 2 million solar panel installations,

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How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

April 27, 2021

Congratulations! You’re on your way toward a future of clean, sustainable energy. Now you just need to determine what size solar installation will generate enough electricity to meet your home’s energy consumption needs. 

In order to figure out what size solar panel system is ideal for you, you must determine how many solar panels you’ll actually need for your roof

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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.

Home Solar Power in Colorado

Colorado stands as a beacon for green energy, and the rest of the

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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

Texans have always taken great pride in their strength and independence, and the Lone Star State is no stranger to tapping into those trademark qualities to get past all sorts of crises. Many such difficult situations stem from natural disasters — usually staggering summer heat or a devastating hurricane. But recently, millions of Texans were without power for prolonged

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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.

Before we get into the projects, we also want

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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 add “solar energy leader” to its impressive resume.

Curious about why Austin tops the list of green U.S. 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 winter because Earth is farther from the sun. In fact, Earth is farthest from the sun in July and closest to the sun in January. So what does this mean for your solar panels when the temperature drops?

We’ll answer all your questions about how a solar panel installation performs

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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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Freedom Solar Expands to Colorado

October 14, 2020
Freedom Solar Expands to Colorado as the State’s First Sunpower Master Dealer

Freedom Solar is excited to announce its expansion to Colorado. With the world’s best solar technology and Southern hospitality, we’re thrilled to give Coloradans the power to make their own electricity and gain energy independence.

Texans and Coloradans have a lot in common, even more than love for

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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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