Solar Industry News

Veterans Support Construction of New Solar Farm in Texas

February 14, 2022

Two companies are building a large new solar farm spanning 1,350 acres in Elm Branch, about 40 miles south of Dallas. The 163-MW facility is the first major solar project that L3 Harris Technologies (L3Harris) and Lightsource BP solar panels have developed.

In fact, it’s the world’s largest solar project, containing more than 360,000 solar panels. This project

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How Many Solar Panels Do You Need for EVs?

January 13, 2022

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and around the world for their environmental and performance benefits. Meanwhile, manufacturers are launching plug-in EV models across their fleets.

Whether you own an EV or are interested in purchasing one, there’s a fair chance you’ll also be in the market for a home charging port for your EV

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Five Best and Worst U.S. States for Solar in 2021

January 5, 2022

Renewable energy has been growing in popularity and necessity over the years, making solar power an increasingly bigger priority. One recognizable trend in 2021 is that geography is less of a deciding factor in whether or not a state is a leader in solar power. 

The Solar Energy Industries Association releases its quarterly rankings of solar industry strength in

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Solar-Powered Crypto Mining: Cryptocurrency Mining With Solar Panels

January 5, 2022

Are you interested in learning more about solar-powered crypto mining? We’ve put together everything you need to know about cryptocurrency mining with solar panels using a straightforward Q&A style approach. Keep reading to get the low-down on everything from solar bitcoin mining rig options to whether there are tax breaks you might enjoy by going green with your crypto mining.

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Who Makes the Best Solar Panels?

December 8, 2021

Determining who makes the best solar panels can be challenging, especially with the proliferation of solar companies over recent years.

In this article, we present the most important considerations to evaluate the quality of solar panels and share recent findings from third-party review sites.

Evaluation Criteria

You can use several criteria to evaluate the quality of solar panels:

  • Efficiency and
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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

Texans have always taken great pride in their strength and independence, and the Lone Star State is no stranger to tapping into those trademark qualities to get past all sorts of crises. Many such difficult situations stem from natural disasters — usually staggering summer heat or a devastating hurricane. But recently, millions of Texans were without power for prolonged

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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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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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