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Craig Hawker of Freedom Solar on Marfa Public Radio

August 3, 2017

On this edition of West Texas Talk, Jackson sits down with Craig Hawker, a solar energy consultant with Austin-based freedom Solar Power, to discuss the benefits of solar, the installation process, and how the general upkeep of solar panels is easier than many imagine.

With the newest Marfa solar project completed at the Stonehenge art installation, Hawker is excited

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San Antonio Funeral Company Producing Clean Profits With Solar

July 4, 2017

Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries is spending about $240,000 on an investment that CEO Dick Tips says will pay for itself in four years and produce good clean profits thereafter.

And all he has to do is wait for the Texas sun to do its thing.

San Antonio’s largest funeral home has installed solar panels on eight of its facilities

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The Texas Solar Industry Is Growing; Some Fear An International Trade Case Could End That

June 29, 2017

Cheap, imported solar panels have fueled growth in the solar industry in Texas, and reinvigorated the careers of laid-off oilfield workers. Some industry leaders fear a trade case will increase prices and end that growth. But Bret Biggart, the CEO of Austin-based Freedom Solar Power, which installs solar panels on commercial and residential properties, said that price increases tend to

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SunPower By Freedom Solar Design Center Celebrates Opening In Galleria, July 15

June 23, 2017

SunPower by Freedom Solar will celebrate the opening of its new design center in the Hill Country Galleria by offering the chance to win a free home solar project at a family-friendly event with refreshments, music, and kids’ activities, and more.

The purpose of the design center is to introduce people to solar energy in a comfortable setting, and to allow them to

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Auto Dealers Join Central Texas Solar Power Push

October 13, 2016

The region’s race to grow its solar portfolio got another boost this week, as two Central Texas auto dealerships announced they have installed renewable power projects at their facilities.

Covert Ford and Covert Chevrolet dealerships, both in Hutto and part of the Covert Auto Group, said their new solar array systems will let them reduce their environmental footprint while also

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Solar Builder’s 2016 Rooftop Solar Project of the Year Nominees

September 19, 2016

Freedom Solar Power’s commercial project at Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center, the largest rooftop PV system in Central Texas, is a finalist for Solar Builder Magazine’s 2016 Projects of the Year.

Polebridge Mercantile, located 45 miles from the Utility Grid on the western edge of Glacier National Park in Montana, has always had to rely on a diesel-powered generator and lead

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Company Prescribes Dose of Clean Energy to Westlake Medical Center

September 7, 2016

A 509-kilowatt rooftop solar array was recently installed at Westlake Medical Center, an upscale 15-acre medical complex in West Lake Hills, by solar local company Freedom Solar Power.

Designed and installed by Freedom Solar, Westlake Medical Centers solar project is comprised of 1,566 solar panels and includes a visual monitoring system in the lobby that shows the energy savings in

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Freedom Solar Recognized as Top Local Company for Environmental Responsibility, Sustainability

September 2, 2016

The 23 companies honored in the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s 16th annual Greater Austin Business Awards share a dedication to profits as well as community.

Recognition was bestowed Thursday night in a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Austin, which about 1,000 people attended.An independent panel of judges sifted through roughly 500 nominees for the awards, except for the “Most Uniquely

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Freedom Solar Power Ranked on Esteemed 2016 Inc. 5000 List

August 16, 2016

Our weekly Journal Profiles aim to bring you into close contact with the men and women playing outsized roles in the Austin-area economy. This time, we feature the deeply personal story of Bret Biggart, who has dealt with addiction and other issues and now runs one of the biggest solar companies in the state, with annual revenue nearing $100 million.

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Freedom Solar Gains Customers on the New ‘Word of Mouth’

August 12, 2016

Our weekly Journal Profiles aim to bring you into close contact with the men and women playing outsized roles in the Austin-area economy. This time, we Kyle Frazier is keenly aware that in the digital age, social media is the new word of mouth. And for Freedom Solar Power, where Frazier is director of sales, social media the source of

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Check out Austin’s Largest Solar Array

June 17, 2016

Freedom Solar Power plans to debut a massive, 2,500-panel commercial solar installation this Saturday at Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center in North Central Austin.

The Austin-based solar panel installation company claims it is the city’s largest array. It plans to celebrate the project with a public event from 9-11 a.m. at the Seton Healthcare Family clinic at 1301 Barbara Jordan Blvd.,

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Freedom Solar Power Expands Without Outside Capital or Investors

June 3, 2016

Freedom expects to increase its local workforce from three full-time employees to 10 by the end of the year.

San Antonio’s ever-evolving solar ecosystem continues to attract companies that are finding fertile ground for the fledging industry. They’ve even been able to expand without having to raise outside capital or even seek investors.

Freedom Solar Power, which set up shop

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Freedom Solar Power Completes Install at ABC Home & Commercial Services in Texas

May 20, 2016

ABC Home & Commercial Services in San Antonio is now powered by the sun, thanks to a project recently completed by Freedom Solar Power.

Powered by 152 SunPower 327-watt high-efficiency modules, this solar project will offset more than 75 percent of ABC’s electricity costs, and it will pay for itself in less than four years. The solar project will save

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SunPower and Freedom Solar Bring Clean Energy to Sustainable Food Center in Austin

August 19, 2015

The completion of a 14 kilowatt solar power system for Austin’s Sustainable Food Center at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Steve Adler.

SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), a leading solar technology and global energy services provider, and SunPower Elite Dealer Freedom Solar announced today the completion of a 14 kilowatt solar power system for Austin’s Sustainable Food Center at

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Solar Power Firm Making Inroads with Area Realtors

March 13, 2015

Now that oil prices are lower than most consumers ever dreamed possible and the hangover from the Great Recession has subsided talk of solar energy has dimmed.

But Kyle Frazier, director of sales for Austin-based Freedom Solar Power, said the company has been growing dramatically by touting the return on investment for homeowners and real estate investors. With an aggressive

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Thinkery Goes Green With New Installation Of Solar Panels

January 22, 2014

The Thinkery, the new Austin Children’s Museum, is turning to solar power to reduce their carbon footprint. The Thinkery recently teamed up with Austin-based Freedom Solar Power to install over 196 solar panels.

The 47 kilawatt rooftop array will harness the sun in order to power the new 40,000 square foot facility in the Mueller development.

Freedom Solar provided their

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