Freedom Solar News

Time to Prepare for Blackouts? Black Out Big Energy Instead

February 1, 2023

In February 2021, Texas made national news for the prolonged power blackout residents faced. The need for power during the extreme weather was too much for the state’s power grid to handle, and many were left without heat or electricity for days. Without the support of the traditional utility companies or elected officials (Gov. Greg Abbott incorrectly blamed renewable energy

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3 Surprising Stats on How North Carolina Feels About Solar

December 7, 2022
The Freedom Solar team recently surveyed consumer sentiments of those that have chosen or are considering solar energy solutions in North Carolina. After talking to over 300 Raleigh and Charlotte homeowners across a wide range of ages and incomes, we uncovered some surprising yet exciting stats that solar may be an even better fit for locals than they think.
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Southeastern Food Bank “Lights Up” with New Solar Panels Donated by Freedom Solar Power

November 16, 2022

Freedom Solar’s Gift of Renewable Energy Enables Southeastern Food Bank to Feed More Hungry Families in Central Florida During the Season of Giving

Christmas came early this year as Freedom Solar gifted a complimentary installation of a $113,000 solar array at the Winter Garden, Florida, headquarters of Southeastern Food Bank. Freedom’s donation will help offset the food bank’s

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Adding Charlotte to the Family, Freedom Solar Power Expands into its Second North Carolina Market

November 15, 2022
Buzzing with anticipation, Freedom Solar is happy to plant its roots deep in the Hornets’ Nest bringing over 15 years of experience, installing 157 cumulative megawatts – the highest of any Master Dealer of SunPower technology – and partnering for a sustainable future with 15,000 customers to date. Charlotte is Freedom Solar’s second market in NC, adding to a total of eleven in the country, with big plans for the coming years as solar energy adoption continues to grow.
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A New Solar Company Coming to The Old North State

October 21, 2022

The first and only certified SunPower Master Dealer in North Carolina with operations beginning in the Triangle region then expanding to Charlotte. 

Freedom Solar’s solar panels are now under North Carolina’s authentic Carolina blue sky. The company is taking its hard working “cowboy” spirit into the Tarheel state, expanding operations to the greater Triangle region, including Raleigh, Durham and Chapel

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Freedom Solar on “ViewPoint with Dennis Quaid”

October 18, 2022
Freedom Solar was recently featured on the educational docuseries “Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid” as leaders in alternative energy. In this video, Freedom Solar’s CEO Bret Biggart, investor Paul Hobby, and real-life customers discuss the many benefits of powering one’s home with solar panels, with the most surprising benefit being that it makes financial sense.
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10 Clean Energy Benefits in the Inflation Reduction Act That Could Change Your Home and Fill Your Wallet

September 27, 2022

This piece was originally published by SunPower.

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law on August 16, 2022. This historic bill covers several issues impacting American lives today but is anchored by clean energy and climate related investments totaling nearly $370 billion.

There is a lot to unpack in the 730-page document, ranging from corporate

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Celebrating Sherren Harter, Freedom Solar’s Chief Marketing Officer

August 22, 2022

Sherren Harter is Freedom Solar Power’s chief marketing officer (CMO). She’s also a 2022 nominee for the annual Austin Business Journal’s Women in Business in Central Texas Award. Her words of advice? “Get out of your comfort zone, and then live there!”

Freedom Solar wouldn’t have soared to its great heights without Sherren. That’s exemplified in her recent promotion

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From Tiny Homes to Art Installations: Creative Uses of Solar Power

June 9, 2022

The new route to solar power is taking a nonconventional direction in the world. As more people seek the benefits of solar, Freedom Solar Power installs panels in a variety of home environments, ranging from tiny homes in the heart of Houston to stones in the West Texas desert. 

Self-Powered Affordable Housing in Houston

Freedom Solar played a role in

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Freedom Solar Is Now Serving Central Florida!

June 8, 2022

On a sunny week in May, we celebrated two milestones for Freedom Solar Power. We’re thrilled to expand our presence in the Sunshine State.

We established the Freedom Solar flagship location in Tampa one year ago. Now, we’ve officially opened the doors of our Orlando office and warehouse. Freedom Solar is the only SunPower® Master Dealer in Tampa

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Freedom Solar Customer Spotlight

May 23, 2022

As summer approaches, we’re spotlighting Freedom Solar customers. These folks are doing amazing things and spreading the positive impact of solar with the world!

Acts of Gratitude

The best part of our job is hearing from customers who are happy with the work we’ve done — and with whom we develop a relationship based on shared values. Pastor Stan and

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Notable Solar Projects of 2020

February 3, 2021

The sun has set on 2020, and it was quite the year! Despite the difficulties that arose, Freedom Solar had a year of record growth. We’re excited to take a look back and share a few of our favorite projects from a year that none of us will soon forget.

Before we get into the projects, we also want

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Austin, the Leader in Solar Power

December 28, 2020

We’re already known as the Live Music Capital of the World, as well as the home of some of the best breakfast tacos around. Now Austin, Texas, can add “solar energy leader” to its impressive resume.

Curious about why Austin tops the list of green U.S. cities? Keep reading to find out how our quirky city is helping reshape

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Freedom Solar Expands to Colorado

October 14, 2020
Freedom Solar Expands to Colorado as the State’s First Sunpower Master Dealer

Freedom Solar is excited to announce its expansion to Colorado. With the world’s best solar technology and Southern hospitality, we’re thrilled to give Coloradans the power to make their own electricity and gain energy independence.

Texans and Coloradans have a lot in common, even more than love for

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Celebrate Summer from Home

June 16, 2020

This Summer is proving to be unlike anything we’ve experienced before. As we all try to adjust to the changing times we’re having to discover and create new ways to keep ourselves entertained from the comfort of our own homes. To help you out we’ve come up with some fun ideas to help pass the sunny summer days.



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Freedom Solar Honored with SunPower Award, Spotlighting Growth of Solar in Texas

May 19, 2020

More Texans than ever before understand the benefits of solar energy and are ready to make their own power. Freedom Solar is serving Texans and meeting their needs. In 2019 alone we saw a record-breaking 94% increase in residential sales. This exceptional growth is what led SunPower to name Freedom Solar, from among its 500 dealers, as the 2019 Residential

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Our Commitment to Health and Safety

March 24, 2020

At Freedom Solar, we believe that communication and transparency are key to reassuring employees and customers during times of uncertainty. We are living in unprecedented times, and the situation related to COVID-19 is changing rapidly. The leadership team at Freedom Solar is closely monitoring and carefully following the recommendations of our government leaders and public health experts. We are taking

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Strengthening Our Austin Community with I Live Here I Give Here

November 4, 2019

To fulfill our mission to empower all Texans to get clean, affordable, reliable energy from the sun, the Freedom Solar business model is centered around cultivating solar and community all at once. Because our Austin-native founders live and work here too, we understand the importance of working together to build a stronger, more sustainable community as our city and the

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Lila Ontiveros Is Raising the Solar IQ in Houston

August 9, 2019

As the Lone Star State’s longest-running solar company, Freedom Solar has deep roots in the state. We’re especially connected to Central Texas, where the company was founded. In the past few years, we’ve aggressively expanded to population centers with high solar potential but low solar adoption and deregulated electricity markets — most recently to Houston.

Why Houston?

In May 2019,

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Sustainability and Innovation Now On Air: Texas Energy Lab

August 9, 2018

Right around Earth Day this year, we launched a new radio show and podcast called Texas Energy Lab. On the show, we highlight conversations in sustainability and innovation across the Lone Star State.

Every week, our hosts interview business and community leaders. We hear their stories, learn how they’re channeling their energies to improve the world

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