Turn Texas Sun Into Green Energy With These Solar Companies
When Texas faced massive blackouts during a deep freeze in February 2021, some people were able to keep their lights on thanks to their solar panels, which generated and stored electricity for usage throughout the ordeal. This event, and extreme heat the following summer, led to a boom in rooftop solar installations, as Texans took electric
To understand the inevitability of Texas solar power, just look at efforts to stop it.
Solar-Powered Street Vacuum Makes Austin Debut
CEO Bret Biggart named finalist in EY’s 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year awards
Originally posted on Austin Business Journal.
This year, EY named 45 executives from 40 companies as finalists in the Gulf South Region, which includes Central and South Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The awards are a prestigious honor for self-made business leaders.
The finalists from Austin, listed in alphabetical order by company, are:
Peter Wang, CEO
Car Dealerships Use Solar Panels to Offset Costly EV Chargers
Solar Company Execs Offer 2023 Industry Outlook
Dover’s Parkway Honda adds solar panels to save money, reduce carbon footprint
Tree cover affects The Woodlands’ solar energy growth as adoption lags
Originally posted on houstonchronicle.com.
At first glance, The Woodlands may seem to be an optimal location for residential solar panel installations – Texas is expected to lead utility scale solar energy growth again in 2023, interest in energy independence has increased after power grid failures, and
Automotive News Video: Freedom Solar Power is driving dealers toward sustainability
Originally posted on autonews.com
Watch Ryan Ferrero of Freedom Solar at the 2023 NADA Show talk about dealerships moving toward sustainability.
Freedom Solar + Southeastern Food Bank on iHeart Radio
Originally aired on Florida Exclusivo, an iHeart radio station.
Date: Monday, Dec. 6, 2022
Outlet: iHeart Radio/ Florida Exclusivo
Spokesperson: Gilberto Coreano, Board of Directors Member for Southeastern Food Bank, and Eddie Torres, Freedom Solar Orlando Manager
Interviewer: Sandra Carrasquillo, host of Florida Exclusivo (statewide show running on 30+ iHeart stations throughout FL)
Despite the latest federal interest rate hike, old and new businesses continue to grow in Charlotte
Originally posted on wcnc.com.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy is selling two of its Uptown Charlotte properties to developers who have initial plans on turning 526 Church Street and 401 South College Street into residential and retail spaces.
“We are consolidating our space in order to free up money for capital
Statesman Op-Ed: Put Texans First in Rethinking Texas’ Electricity System
By Bret Biggart
If you’re following the news, you may have seen that the state is considering a massive redesign of its power grid. It could change the way we power Texas. More than that, it could cost billions and billions of dollars.
You know what’s missing?
Texas-based Freedom Solar establishes office presence in north Charlotte
An Austin, Texas-based solar energy company is planting roots in Charlotte with new office space on the city’s north side.
Freedom Solar, a full-service solar installation company for residential and commercial clients, expanded its operations to Charlotte earlier this month when it moved into 12,000 square feet at 2233 Interstate North Drive, near the city’s Druid Hills neighborhood.
Florida food bank aims to feed more families by going solar
The Southeastern Food Bank aims to feed more families by going solar, thanks to a gift from Freedom Solar Power.
The company installed a $113,000 solar array at the food bank in Winter Garden. The CEO, Mark Anthony, says this will help offset the energy costs and lead their mission of feeding 50,000 food-insecure children, older people
Freedom Solar Named An ABJ “Fast 50” Fastest-Growing Company in Central Texas in 2022
Solar set, solar rise? Pink Energy confirms shutdown; a Texas firm expands in NC
Originally published on WRAL TechWire
CHARLOTTE – Pink Energy has filed an additional legal notice with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, noting that it is laying off its workforce and closing a Charlotte facility permanently.
But just because Pink Energy is shutting down doesn’t mean that solar companies are scaling back operations in North Carolina.
TGS Celebrates Completion of Landmark Solar Energy Project With September 7 Ribbon-Cutting
One of the Largest Solar Installations in Houston, Solar Project Represents a Major Step Toward TGS’ Goal of Becoming a Net-Zero Company.
HOUSTON, Texas (18 August 2022) – TGS, a global provider of energy data and intelligence, today announced the completion of a landmark solar energy parking canopy installation at its Houston operational headquarters, one of the largest commercial solar
Here’s How Home Backup Batteries Could Help the Power Grid
Texas could turn homes into power plants. The KVUE Defenders investigated what options are available and what’s standing in the way.
AUSTIN, Texas — “Right here we’re currently producing 7.1 kilowatt-hour kilowatts of power,” Sam Qassom of Pflugerville said.
Keeping kilowatts flowing through his home is of little concern to Sam Qassom.
“The dryer’s running.
Freedom Solar CEO: No End in Sight for Affordable Clean Power
More people turn to solar due to the rising energy costs, according to Bret Biggart.
Texas-based solar energy installer Freedom Solar continued its expansion free of any hurdles brought on by the pandemic and the tumultuous economy of late. The company built a strong relationship with its solar panels supplier and the partnership is bound to support them through this year without
The Business of Sustainability
Originally published on Austin Business Journal
How companies are leading the way through investments, recruitment and overall impact to the environment
Austin once served as an incubator for earth-aware businesses, becoming an early adopter of environmentally-friendly design and practice. Yet, we do the city a disservice when we lean on antiquated stereotypes. Today’s Austin is professionally diverse and thoroughly
Texas Cities and Homeowners are Switching to Solar Power – Here’s Why
AUSTIN (KXAN) — More and more Texans are switching to solar power as prices drop and historic storms become more common. As part of Earth Week, we wanted to take a closer look at the trend to understand what’s happening.
When you hear discussions of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions that fuel global warming,
Hottest Start to May in Austin’s History, Expert Discusses Chances of Power Grid Failing
Potential power outages are top of mind as Texas experiences the hottest start to May in Austin’s history.
“That means a whole lot of extra demand and yesterday we hit 71 gigawatts. To put that in perspective, the all-time record for ERCOT in June was broken yesterday, it was 70.2. We went above 71 on May the 9th,” said
Electricity: The New ‘King’s Gold’ for Dealerships
As some franchise dealerships warily eye electric vehicles, it’s important to realize that the car business isn’t necessarily changing—it’s how vehicles are being fueled
Change in the auto industry can often happen at a glacial pace. Take, for example, the transition from the horse buggy to the automobile, which took years—decades—at the beginning of the last century to fully