As part of my family’s journey to learn more about residential renewable energy, I decided to look into solar panels for our house. We are in the middle of Texas, and who can forget power going out for one week across the entire state in February. We were fortunate, but many of our neighbors had to be without power for
You know the old adage: “If you don’t like the weather here, wait five minutes.” Texas weather is not just unpredictable; it can be downright bipolar. I don’t need to remind you of the knockout punch Old Man Winter delivered last February, even to parts of the state where hard freezes are few and a “snow event” usually amounts to
Houston, TEXAS – WEBWIRE – Thursday, August 12, 2021
Further reinforcing its commitment to ESG and its employees, TGS, a global provider of energy data and intelligence, announced that it is set to install a landmark solar energy parking canopy at its operational headquarters in Houston, Texas. Consisting of 1,700 modules, the installation is projected to boast an annual output of 929,034 kilowatt
Austin FC announced today that it has entered a partnership with Austin-based Freedom Solar, becoming the first MLS club in Texas with a local renewable energy partnership. Freedom Solar, Proud Partner of Austin FC, installed 134 high efficiency SunPower solar panels on the south building roof of Q2 Stadium, Austin FC’s $260 million state-of-the-art stadium.
“Our partnership with Freedom Solar
The proposed plan drew ire from customers, solar panel installers
The Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc. board of directors voted not to adopt proposed solar rate changes at its July 16 meeting. Instead, the board will consider a revised version of the plan as early as November.
The company initially proposed the rate changes after a 2020 PEC study
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Solar customers will be keeping some money in their pockets come January. The board of directors for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative revoked increasing rates for solar customers during a meeting Friday.
The proposed changes would have included time of use charges, which would mean higher rates during peak hours, typically during the hottest parts of
Ben Keating says his investment in solar power will quickly pay for itself, then generate a steady return longer term in the savings on the electricity he doesn’t have to buy off the grid.
Ben Keating, by his own admission, is no environmentalist. He is a businessman. Pure and simple.
So his decision to install a massive solar-powered electricity generating
Austin-based Freedom Solar has raised objections to a slate of regressive policies in Texas, including at least a 20-25% rate increase, that Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) plans to initiate for its members who choose to use solar energy for their homes. The PEC Board of Directors approved the action unanimously in December 2020 and plans a final vote
HOUSTON (CW39) – The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Does that play a role in where you put the panels on the home?
“Absolutely. What we are looking for is solar radiant factor and you are going to find that on the east, south, and west side of the home”, says Freedom Solar Representative Gene Smith.
When blackouts hit Houston last February, Rob and Robin Dickehuth’s home became a port in the storm for neighbors, thanks to a $35,000 solar and battery system [from Freedom Solar] that kept windows aglow and devices fully charged.
“We were pretty much the only home on the block with light,” Rob said. “I think this was a hard lesson for
Before becoming CEO at Freedom Solar, Bret Biggart’s career had been a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs.
School was always a struggle for him due to attention deficit disorder. He managed to squeak by in college and talk his way into Rice’s MBA program, which he admitted was very hard and he almost failed.
He landed choice positions at
As Texans begin to recover from last month’s once-in-a-century winter storm, many wonder how the state — an icon of the oil and gas industry and home to Houston, “the energy capital of the world” — was thrust into darkness for days on end.
When the Texas power grid began failing in communities statewide, many in positions of power quickly
Josh Meade saw Freedom Solar grow from a startup to a multi-state enterprise. He’s been in solar energy long enough to know the “old” way of climbing on roofs and translating hand-drawn sketches into official solar plans. Now, Freedom Solar has fully embraced drone technology. As lead designer, he loves how it helps site assessors stay safe and how drones
As those working from home seek to reduce their electricity bills, the solar company has enjoyed increased demand and has responded with a hiring spree, as well as plans for multistate expansion.
With so many working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, more expensive electricity bills have become a part of life.
That trend has forced residents to look for
DENVER — From Colorado’s famous 300+ days of sunshine each year to the sun that’s a centerpiece of our beloved state flag, Coloradans know that life is better under our bluebird skies. That love of clear days and bright sunshine extends to solar energy, too. The Centennial State is among the nation’s leaders, ranked 12th in the U.S. for total solar
Solar power is becoming more and more popular throughout Colorado Springs. Not only can you have energy independence, but you can have power resilience with solar and back up power.
Sherren Harter, Director of Marketing for Freedom Solar, joins us this morning with details on how you can make that transition.
After our most profitable quarter ever Freedom Solar is excited to announce that we’ve expanded in the San Antonio market with a new office space that has quadrupled in size. This comes as no surprise, as we’ve seen tremendous growth and opportunity for solar in the Alamo City.
An Austin-based solar company coming off its strongest quarter ever is moving
Recently, Freedom Solar was named number 11 in Greater Austin Top Workplaces 2020, in the category of small companies. Freedom is a transparent company with deep local roots. We encourage our team to challenge themselves, set and achieve goals, stay healthy, give back, and work together as a family.
Austin-based Freedom Solar, announced today their expansion into out-of-state markets. The solar industry giant attributed its phenomenal growth, in part, to the automotive industry’s increasing interest in converting to solar power.
“Freedom Solar’s third quarter in 2020 was our most profitable quarter since opening in 2007, and a big factor in that success is the increasing trend among automobile dealerships
With so many working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, more expensive electricity bills have become a part of life. That trend has forced residents to look for ways to trim the cost of electricity — a behavior shift that has driven demand for solar energy, as well as growth for Austin-headquartered Freedom Solar.
The bootstrapped company, founded by Chief
Texas-based Freedom Solar is honored to have been named the 15th fastest growing company by the Austin Business Journal.
The winners in Austin Business Journal’s annual Fast 50 contest have been ranked, with tech startups taking the top spots in both categories.
The awards highlight local companies with outstanding revenue growth for the past three years, with some recording compound
In 2019, Freedom Solar partnered with San Antonio based automotive group, Barrett Motors, to complete a landmark installation at their new Jaguar and Land Rover of Boerne dealership. This project was part of the largest solar power initiative of any automotive group in Central Texas. (pg 14)
Texas-based Freedom Solar, the leading turnkey solar energy installer in Texas and leader of the largest automotive solar initiative in the state announced today it has completed a contract with Bob Tomes Ford for a major installation of solar panels at its McKinney Dealership – the first solar energy installation at an automotive dealership in the area.
“Not only is
A record-setting 2019 has led into an even stronger 2020, with the company hoping to ramp up success in the typically-busy second half of the year.
Building on the company’s most profitable year ever in 2019, Austin-based Freedom Solar posted its most profitable quarter ever, with $13 million in sales in Q2 and $29 million year to date.