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Amplify Austin Day 2020 Preview Provided

February 12, 2020

Officials of I Live Here I Give Here prepare for community day of giving scheduled in March as they prepared to raise $12 million.

AUSTIN, TX — Officials of I Live Here I Give Here are poised for the community-wide day of giving scheduled for next month as they prepared for a goal of raising $12 million benefiting 750 participating

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Here Comes The Sun: The Solar Power Business In Texas

February 3, 2020

The market for solar installations in Texas is bright and hot – just like the celestial orb that fuels the daily operations at Freedom Solar, the Lone Star state’s oldest solar power provider.

In fact, officials at the firm founded in 2007 announced the company has moved its Houston headquarters to new, expanded facilities to accommodate the doubling of Bayou

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Lost Pines Toyota Goes Solar

January 20, 2020

Lost Pines Toyota hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 14 with the introduction of their new green initiative featuring solar panels. “We are proud to be the first dealership in Bastrop to install solar power,” said Carlos Liriano, Lost Pines Toyota owner.

“We have made green initiatives a priority, and we recognize the time for solar power has come.

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Capitalizing On Texas’ Sunshine: Trends, Threats

December 13, 2019

Freedom Solar’s Kyle Frazier shares his thoughts on the current state of the Texas solar market and his expectations for what’s ahead.

Texas’ top energy sources have long been coal, natural gas and nuclear. Yet, in recent years, the Lone Star State has also been leading the nation in renewable energy. More precisely, nearly a third of U.S. wind

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Rowlett Resident Gets Approved For Front Solar Panels

December 9, 2019

A public hearing was held to consider a request from Roger Stacey for a Special Use Permit (SUP) to allow solar panels on the front roof elevation, on property zoned planned development (PD) for single-family residential uses. The .18-acre site is located at 3609 Shelley Lane.

Planning Manager Daniel Acevedo said there are solar panels in use in the neighborhood

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Texas’ Oldest Auto Dealership Goes Solar

October 18, 2019

Austin, Texas-based Freedom Solar has signed a contract with Sames Automotive Group – the oldest automobile dealer in Texas – for a new solar carport project at its dealership in Laredo.

The installation, encompassing a 28,000-square-foot carport with spaces for 110 cars, will include 1,260 SunPower P19 Series modules at 395 W each. The project will produce 765,000 kWh annually

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Most TX Solar Growth In Deregulated Electricity Markets

September 3, 2019

In this EXCLUSIVE, Bret Biggart, Freedom Solar CEO, shared some insights into solar power across the state, the benefits of the Investment Tax Credit and what the future holds for solar in Texas. Biggart says electricity prices are going up in Dallas and Houston as Texas’ population grows.

Solar energy capacity is expected to double nationwide during the next five

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Freedom Solar Expands in Dallas – Fort Worth Area

August 27, 2019

Freedom Solar, a provider of turnkey solar installations in Texas, is relocating its Dallas office to a larger space in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to accommodate the company’s continued growth.

Located at 8050 Jetstar Dr. in Irving, the new Las Colinas office will be closer to the customer growth Freedom is seeing in northern suburbs such as Coppell, Frisco, Plano,

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Freedom Solar Moves into New HQ As Revenue Surges Past $26M

July 11, 2019

Freedom Solar has been installing solar panels atop roofs since 2007. Its business has really taken off in the past few years and executives hope a new, bigger headquarters can help the business add fuel to the fire.

Freedom Solar LLC, a solar panel installer and one of the fastest-growing companies in Austin, has a new headquarters.

It moved in

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Freedom Solar Relocates, Expands HQ

July 3, 2019

The solar power provider’s new 20,000-square-foot headquarters, located at 4801 Freidrich Lane, is 8,000 square feet larger than the previous space.

Freedom Solar, an Austin, Texas-based solar power provider has relocated headquarters into a bigger space and also hired 30 new employees. Since 2014 the company partnered with SunPower.

The headquarter relocation follows the opening of satellite offices in Houston

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What Makes A Company A Best Place To Work?

July 2, 2019

Austin Business Journal’s (ABJ) annual Best Places to Work (BPTW) luncheon and awards ceremony was held on June 21, and it was exactly what you would think: a large ballroom chock full of proud and raucous professionals from a wide array of companies and industries having a blast celebrating this significant honor. ABJ compiles their list of Read more

Austin-Based Solar Co. Growing in Houston

May 28, 2019

Austin-based Freedom Solar LLC is ready to make Houston a priority, according to the new head of the company’s Bayou City office.

Lila Ontiveros became Freedom Solar’s vice president of business development and the company’s top Houston executive April 29. The company had office space in Houston, but it didn’t have a permanent workforce in the city until Ontiveros came

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Visit A Solar-Powered Stonehenge Outside of Marfa, Texas

April 8, 2019

Every full moon, a stunning sun-powered music concert and light show electrifies this West Texas desert town.

Haroon Mirza’s stone circle sculpture makes a powerful statement day and night.

Haroon Mirza’s stone circle sculpture makes a powerful statement day and night.

In the grasslands outside Marfa, Texas, nine boulders stand like a futuristic Stonehenge, with only a stray jackrabbit to observe

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Freedom Solar Brings New Sustainable Energy Options Post-Harvey

September 7, 2018

Freedom Solar has ramped up its presence in Houston and introduced a new energy solution to protect homeowners and businesses from losing power during outages: SunPower solar systems combined with the Tesla Powerwall 2 home battery.

Battery backup is an ideal solution for power outages caused by hurricanes, and Freedom Solar Power is the largest distributor of Tesla Powerwall batteries

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First For Texas: Renowned Beverage Distributor Goes Solar

August 28, 2018

Brown Distributing Company teamed up with Freedom Solar Power to install a massive 481-kilowatt roof-mount system on its facility, making Brown the first beverage distribution company in Texas to “go green” with solar panels.

Comprised of 1,458 high-efficiency SunPower® panels, Brown Distributing’s new solar array will pay for itself within four and a half years, save the company nearly $2

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Austin Solar Firm Lights Up The Lives Of Haitian Orphans

July 20, 2018

More than 7 million Haitians lack access to electricity. Residents of one orphanage there are now no longer a part of that eye-opening statistic thanks to an Austin company’s efforts. A crew from Freedom Solar traveled to the island nation recently to install an off-the-grid solar array that will power A Child’s Hope, an orphanage in La Montagne, around the

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Apartment Complexes Becoming Hot Market For Solar In San Antonio

July 9, 2018

Over the past year, at least three luxury apartment complexes systems have added a combined half megawatt of solar to the power grid in San Antonio. Freedom Solar finished a 245-kilowatt system at the Villas at the Rim in the northwest part of the city. Freedom Solar also installed a 93-kilowatt system at the Laurel Glen apartment complex off Loop

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Freedom Solar Steers Austin Subaru Into Fast Lane Of Sustainability

May 29, 2018

Freedom Solar Power recently installed a massive 241.2-kilowatt rooftop solar array at Austin Subaru that will drive down its operating costs and put the pedal to the metal on the dealership’s sustainability and energy efficiency. No puns intended. The new solar array will offset 75 percent of the dealership’s energy needs, reduce the cost of its average monthly utility bill

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Austin Company Powers Marfa’s Ambitious New Solar Stonehenge Art Installation

May 23, 2018

A new art installation that evokes the prehistoric English monument Stonehenge yet incorporates modern technology is energizing the West Texas arts hub of Marfa, the desert town that blessed us with the Prada Marfa “store” and the Marfa Lights phenomenon. It’s supported by Austin-based Freedom Solar Power, which installed the solar panels that supply power for the sound and light features of

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