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Our Commitment to Health and Safety

March 24, 2020

At Freedom Solar, we believe that communication and transparency are key to reassuring employees and customers during times of uncertainty. We are living in unprecedented times, and the situation related to COVID-19 is changing rapidly. The leadership team at Freedom Solar is closely monitoring and carefully following the recommendations of our government leaders and public health experts. We are taking

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Average Cost of Solar Panels and Installation

January 15, 2020

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

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Strengthening Our Austin Community with I Live Here I Give Here

November 4, 2019

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

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Lila Ontiveros Is Raising the Solar IQ in Houston

August 9, 2019

As the Lone Star State’s longest-running solar company, Freedom Solar has deep roots in the state. We’re especially connected to Central Texas, where the company was founded. In the past few years, we’ve aggressively expanded to population centers with high solar potential but low solar adoption and deregulated electricity markets — most recently to Houston.

Why Houston?

In May 2019,

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Ground Mount Solar with Backup Power Supply in Central Texas

April 12, 2019

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.

Residential Ground Mount Solar

The array is made up of 36 SunPower E-series 327-watt

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8 Green Energy Leaders in Texas

February 28, 2019

You don’t have to know much about Texas to know that we have a lot of state pride. From our tacos to our state parks to our economic outlook, there are lots of reasons to love the Lone Star State.

Now our state’s residents have yet another reason to brag: the burgeoning Texas green energy movement. All over the state,

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Teaching Solar Power to the Next Generation

December 7, 2018

David Hurtado recently installed 29 SunPower solar panels on the rooftop of his family’s home. The solar power system will offsets about two-thirds of his family’s electricity usage and avoid 9.5 tons of CO2 emissions annually, which is like taking two cars off the road for a year,

His daughter so interested in the new home solar panels that she

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Texas Solar Events

August 11, 2018

This your source for Texas events related to solar power, green energy, eco-friendly living and home improvement, and electric vehicles. We’ll do our best to keep track of events all across the Lone Star State.

FALL 2018 SEPTEMBER
  • AUSTIN
  • Drive Electric Day, Saturday 15th – CANCELLED due to rain.
  • Affordable Infill Tour, Sunday 23rd, 10:30a-5p – Presented by The Alley Flat Initiative.
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7 Uses of Solar Energy

July 12, 2018

Our sun is the source of all life on Earth, and solar energy is useful to us in many different ways. The sun creates two main types of energy – light and heat – that we can harness for many activities ranging from photosynthesis in plants to creating electricity with photovoltaic (PV) cells to heating water and food. So, what

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Energy Independence Through Solar

June 14, 2018

The role of renewable (green) energy is increasing in the United States. Early U.S. energy consumers replaced the use of wood with coal, petroleum and natural gas in the generation of electricity. Today, because the use of renewable energy sources such as solar power, wind power, and biofuel is increasing, consumption of old, non-renewable energy sources is gradually declining.

Of

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What Is Off Grid Solar Power?

May 31, 2018

The idea of going off the grid to achieve energy independence is appealing to many people. Who doesn’t want to declare freedom from their utility? Before you decide whether energy self-reliance is right for you, it is helpful to understand the trade-offs between a completely off-grid solar power system compared to a grid-interconnected system (with or without battery backup).

Considerations
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Solar Art Day

April 5, 2018

We were fortunate to have Carol Flueckiger, an artist and Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University, visit our headquarters office this afternoon to deliver a hands-on Solar Powered Painting workshop to our team. The technique she has perfected over two decades uses the sun’s exposure to create cyanotype prints on

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Wrong Marfa is Right for Solar Power

March 1, 2018

If you ever find yourself at the flashing traffic light in the main intersection of downtown Marfa, walk a block south and then turn right. When you see the supersized orange neon horseshoe in front of an old church, you will know you’re at the wrong spot. Make that the Wrong Store. If you get there

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