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Freedom Solar Building On Texas Automotive Success To Expand into Out-Of-State Markets

November 9, 2020

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

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Freedom Solar Enjoying Pandemic-Fueled Growth

November 5, 2020

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

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Freedom Solar Named The #15 Fastest Growing Company By The Austin Business Journal

October 23, 2020

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

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Jaguar and Land Rover of Boerne Installs Solar at New Location

October 1, 2020

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)

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Freedom Solar Teams Up With Bob Tomes Ford-McKinney

September 2, 2020

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

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Frontier Bank Installs Solar Power System at Elgin Location

June 15, 2020

Austin-based Freedom Solar announced on June 1 the completion of solar installations at Frontier Bank of Texas. The Central Texas-based financial institution partnered with Freedom Solar to install commercial solar power systems on three of their Austin-area locations including Elgin, Burnet Road and Manor.

“We are excited to announce this partnership with Frontier Bank as we continue to see a

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Reporter’s Notebook: Is It Time To Create Your Own Power?

June 5, 2020

Texans are becoming increasingly nervous about the reliability of their power supply— and for good reason.

Power outages are becoming more common as hurricanes and other storms bring down power lines and blow out transformers, taking the average U.S. consumer off line nearly 6 hours a year. The state grid manager had to call for voluntary power conservation measures

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Could Oil’s Crisis Be Solar’s Opportunity?

April 11, 2020

Emotions run high amid all the uncertainty that comes with a global pandemic, but Bret Biggart said renewable energy could help ease some of that.

As the oil and gas industry appears more volatile than ever, one solar industry CEO is urging disaffected energy investors to look on the bright side.

Some on Wall Street were wary of the oil

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Now Is The Time For Houstonians To Invest In Solar Energy, Says Expert

April 9, 2020

Largely due to the growing popularity and falling prices of solar energy in Texas, including incentives at the federal, state, and local level, the number of solar panel installations continues to trend upward throughout the state and especially in Houston.

For the third year in a row, Houston was named the top municipal user of green energy in the nation by the

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Texas Installer Sees Coronavirus Concerns Driving Interest In Residential Storage

March 27, 2020

While national solar and storage projections fall, the opposite has been true for Bret Biggart and Freedom Solar, with more and more customers looking for residential storage to weather uncertain times.

“Today, more than any time, we’re seeing that the world is a volatile place. Whether it’s the economy, the grid or our public health, all of these things are

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Texas’ Freedom Solar Talks About Its Most Successful Year Yet (And The Power Of A Millennial Workforce)

February 26, 2020

Austin, Texas-based Freedom Solar just had its most successful year since its founding in 2007, due largely to the increasing number of homeowners and corporations going solar. Freedom Solar grew revenue by 75% to nearly $50 million, completing 1,288 commercial and residential installations in 2019 for a total of 13.69 megawatts (MW) of solar power in comparison to a total of

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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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