Five Florida Renewable Energy Organizations to Check Out

October 6, 2021

Numerous organizations in Florida are dedicated to advancing clean and sustainable energy solutions throughout the state. Here’s a look at some of Freedom Solar’s favorites. 

Florida BioFuels and BioEnergy Association (FBBA)

FBBA is a nonprofit trade association that provides educational information and resources to businesses and government agencies across the Southeast. 

More specifically, their priority is to bring clean

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Why Are Solar Panels Illegal in Florida? Debunking the Myth

October 1, 2021

Confusion surrounds the legality of using solar panels in Florida. Put simply, solar panels are not illegal in Florida, but rules dictate where and how you can acquire them.

Let’s look at some of Florida’s rules and regulations when it comes to using solar panels.

Florida Solar Energy Laws and Regulations

The state has a law called the Florida Homeowners

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Where to Install Solar Panels

September 21, 2021

Knowing where to install your solar panels is a key component in getting the most use out of them. The geographical location of your house, the direction your roof faces, and the size of your panels are all factors that you’ll need to consider before it’s time to install.

Here are some tips from Freedom Solar to help you

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Eco-Friendly Stores in Tampa We Love

September 21, 2021

With Florida dubbed the Sunshine State, there’s no question that residents take advantage of all the sun has to offer, especially solar energy. But Florida has also found ways to lower consumption and reduce waste, which is seen through some noteworthy businesses that are dedicated to mission green.

Here are some of our favorite eco-friendly stores in Tampa.

Bay Mulch
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What Is the Best Roof for Solar Panels?

September 14, 2021

If you’re looking to acquire solar panels, your first step is to determine whether your roof is suitable for a solar panel system. And if you plan to use solar panels on a home you’re building, roof design should be on your mind as well.

Either way, roofing styles and materials come in many different types. Understanding how these factors

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3 Options To Go Solar in Denver

September 11, 2021

If you want solar power, Denver is making your options easier than ever. In fact, going solar is becoming increasingly commonplace.

Colorado enjoys around 300 sunny days annually, and it’s now home to many solar power manufacturers, installers and community organizations. And they’re ready to help people who are interested in transitioning to solar power. 

Here are

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Tips To Save on Energy Costs: Solar Energy Savings and More

September 10, 2021

Energy efficiency means using less energy — and therefore paying less money — to achieve the same level of comfort in your home.

These days, that means using technology and changing your behavior to use electricity and water more efficiently. As a result, you lower your monthly utility bills while helping the environment.

How do you reap the benefits? Let’s

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A Beginner’s Guide to Solar Panels

September 10, 2021

If you’re new to solar panels, both the technology and the installation process can seem complex. That’s why we’ve put together this beginner’s guide to solar panels.

We’ll cover the basics, as well as delve deeper into what you need to know about going solar and understanding solar panels.

What Are Solar Panels?

A solar panel is a collection

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Renewable Energy Organizations in Texas We Love

August 10, 2021

The state of Texas is home to many renewable energy organizations doing good work on both local and national levels. It’s no secret that we love a dedicated renewable energy organization! Here are a few of our favorites.

Private and Nonprofit Renewable Energy Organizations in Texas American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

In operation since 1954, nonprofit ASES serves as

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Guide to Federal Solar Panel Incentives

August 8, 2021

Solar rebates and incentives are effective ways to reward solar photovoltaic (PV) system owners for making an eco-friendly energy transition. They also give prospects the final push they need to go green with a viable alternative to traditional electricity.

By far, the best benefits of going solar are decreasing your carbon footprint and choosing environmental health over complacency.

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Tesla Brings the Nation’s Most Sustainable Neighborhood to Austin

August 7, 2021

Tesla, an electric vehicle and clean energy company, has branched out from making electric cars, batteries, and solar panels to creating neighborhoods. 

The California-based company is bringing a fully solar-powered neighborhood dubbed “SunHouse at Easton Park” to Austin’s southeast end, near McKinney Falls State Park.

About SunHouse at Easton Park

Tesla Energy is partnering with Brookfield Asset Management

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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 Dallas-Fort Worth?

May 18, 2021

With nearly 250 days of sunshine each year, Dallas-Fort Worth, 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

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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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