Solar Industry News

Tesla Brings the Nation’s Most Sustainable Neighborhood to Austin

August 7, 2021

Tesla, an electric vehicle and clean energy company, has branched out from making electric cars, batteries, and solar panels to creating neighborhoods. 

The california-based company is bringing a fully solar-powered neighborhood dubbed “SunHouse at Easton Park” to Austin’s southeast end, near McKinney Falls State Park.

About SunHouse at Easton Park

Tesla Energy is partnering with Brookfield Asset Management

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Rate Changes

June 17, 2021
What Happened

In December 2020, the Board of Directors at Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) proposed and voted unanimously on a slate of regressive policies, one of which is a 20-25% rate increase for its members who choose to power their homes with solar energy. PEC is concerned with losing revenue due to an increasing number of members choosing to go

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Winter Storm Power Outage

March 2, 2021

Texas has always taken great pride in its strength and independence, and the Lone Star State is no stranger to using those trademark qualities to get past all sorts of crises. Many of those difficult situations stem from natural disasters — typically staggering summer heats or a devastating hurricane. But recently, millions of Texans across the state found themselves without

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2020 Federal 26 Percent Tax Credit Extended

December 29, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, many of us have been anticipating the results of a new COVID relief package — especially those of us who have been financially affected this year. But Congress has been at work on more than just our stimulus checks. The December COVID relief bill is part of an omnibus spending package that also focuses

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Texas Solar Round-up

July 1, 2020

Welcome to the State of Texas Solar, where we discuss all things solar in the Lone Star state. In the past year, the solar market in Texas has experienced record-breaking growth – as they say, everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the demand for solar. In true Texas spirit, the charge for solar has created friendly competition in

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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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8 Green Energy Leaders in Texas

February 28, 2019

You don’t have to know much about Texas to know that we have a lot of state pride. From our tacos to our state parks to our economic outlook, there are lots of reasons to love the Lone Star State.

Now our state’s residents have yet another reason to brag: the burgeoning Texas green energy movement. All over the state,

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Georgetown’s 100 Percent Renewable Initiative Makes It a Model City for Solar

December 14, 2018

Texas may not be known for its progressive stance on renewable energy — the state was practically built on oil, after all. However, that reputation is quickly being built by one small town north of Austin.

In 2014 Georgetown, Texas, began making plans to obtain 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources, namely solar and wind. Using bids contracted

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Texas Solar Events

August 11, 2018

This your source for Texas events related to solar power, green energy, eco-friendly living and home improvement, and electric vehicles. We’ll do our best to keep track of events all across the Lone Star State.

  • Drive Electric Day, Saturday 15th – CANCELLED due to rain.
  • Affordable Infill Tour, Sunday 23rd, 10:30a-5p – Presented by The Alley Flat Initiative.
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Our Thoughts on the Solar Tariff

January 23, 2018

Yesterday the Trump administration released its long-awaited decision in the Section 201 solar trade case. The 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules – applicable above the first 2.5GW of imports, and declining by 5% per year – was in line with two of the US International Trade Commission’s three recommendations

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