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 the U.S. division of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES).
TXSES, located in Austin, is an ASES state chapter that helps groups and individuals transition to 100% renewable energy and sustainable living. It provides events, resources and information to communities to speed the shift to clean energy.
Texas Solar Power Association
Based in Alamo and San Antonio, the Texas Solar Power Association is an industry trade association. It promotes solar energy production throughout the state.
Members comprise manufacturers, power plant developers and rooftop integrators. Overall, they represent a full chain of solar photovoltaic (PV) production. In fact, PV projects throughout Texas in both the retail and wholesale markets benefit from member investments.
Next, CleanTX is an Austin-based nonprofit and division of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA). CleanTX is dedicated to advancing renewable energy and its integration with the grid and other technologies.
As a professional association, it seeks thought leaders and informative partners to help reach its goal: seeing 50% of Texas using only renewable energy by 2030.
A privately held energy producer, Invenergy has been applying its diverse energy innovation experience to communities since 2012. While Invenergy’s headquarters are in Illinois, it has projects throughout rural Texas. These projects focus on solar and wind power generation, such as the Santa Rita and Wake Wind Farms.
Its partnerships focus on industrial and commercial sectors. So far, it’s produced over 3,500 MW of power for more than 20 corporations.
It began in 2015, and it’s come a long way since then.
SunChase Power is a renewable energy company that focuses on utility-scale solar projects. It seeks locations that could successfully host large solar projects while working with landowners, community members and largely established energy purchasers to bring clean energy to the retail market.
In fact, SunChase has produced over 7,000 MW of energy for varying sectors while excelling in interconnection processes through its power agreements.
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
RES is the largest independent renewable energy organization in the world. Furthermore, it’s been leading the industry for almost 40 years.
Its globe-spanning projects have sourced over 21 GW of energy. And while it’s active in 10 countries focusing on the generation, storage, transmission and distribution of wind and solar energy, it has facilities spanning Texas.
Public and Corporate Renewable Energy Organizations in Texas
The University of Texas
A university can stand for much more than earning a degree! The University of Texas uses both of its campuses in Austin and San Antonio to engage in solar energy research.
Its unit on Austin’s campus hosts the Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics, which analyzes the solar energy supply chain to find ways to reduce costs. And its San Antonio campus is home to the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, which examines the large-scale integration of PV and solar forecasting.
E.ON Climate & Renewables North America (E.ON)
Texas is home to yet another major renewable energy organization.
E.ON Climate & Renewables North America (E.ON) is an industry leader in renewable energy, with headquarters in Chicago, Austin and San Francisco. Its Austin office focuses on wind power.
To make matters better, its parent company, E.ON SE, is one of the largest energy companies in the world. It’s also rigorously dedicated to providing reliable energy alternatives to fossil fuels. Overall, E.ON has invested around $12.5 million in projects that expand global-scale renewable energy use.
Pioneer Green Energy
Pioneer Green has been active in the U.S. since 2009. This renewable energy organization provides utility-scale green energy to domestic markets.
It also facilitates large-scale solar and wind projects. Its wind farms span the state of Texas in San Roman, Flat Top, Logan’s Gap and more. You can find its solar projects in central California and on the east coast of Maryland.
So far, it’s provided communities with over 1,250 MW of clean energy.
NextEra Energy Resources
This organization isn’t stopping with Texas!
One of its offices is in Houston, with the surrounding area hosting some of its largest universal solar projects. Alongside its development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects for electricity, NextEra markets to wholesale retail companies in its community stewardship best practices.
Tri Global Energy
Founded in 2009, Tri Global is a Dallas-based renewable energy producer that centers on wind and solar projects. It’s behind nearly one-fourth of all wind projects currently under construction in Texas, and it’s the nation’s leader in wind energy generation.
Tri Global focuses on partnering with local communities to develop programs that help people harness the sun and wind for their personal energy sourcing.
Apex Clean Energy
Texas tends to go big.
Apex has the largest wind portfolio in the nation due to its data-driven approach. But it also has solar energy expertise, including solar storage solutions — an emerging area in the industry. Some of its projects are hybrid, merging solar, wind and sometimes other renewable energy sources.
Through its ancillary services, Apex can help you develop, construct, finance and manage your green energy projects.
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