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Texas rate case settled — what’s the outcome for solar customers?

Texas rate case settled — what’s the outcome for solar customers?

December 18, 2017 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

The Public Utility Commission of Texas approved a Final Order in El Paso Electric Company’s rate case, the latest in the utility’s ongoing attempt to punish solar customers. The outcome will please early residential adopters of solar, who will be grandfathered in under the rates they signed up for, butRead More

Texas State College expands solar energy tech program to meet growing industry needs

Texas State College expands solar energy tech program to meet growing industry needs

March 16, 2017 at 6:07 am Comments are Disabled

To deploy more solar, more people must be ready and interested in doing so. Within a state with a lot of potential, Texas State Technical College is growing its Solar Energy Technology program and poised to fill an expected growth of jobs in the state. Equipment used for program lecturesRead More

Freedom Solar launches new rebate program for rural solar customers

Freedom Solar launches new rebate program for rural solar customers

March 1, 2017 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

Texas-based Freedom Solar announced a substantial new incentive for homeowners serviced in rural electric cooperatives (outside of Austin and San Antonio) to install solar on their homes. “Our commitment as a company is to increase solar adoption across all areas of Texas, especially to the 75 rural electric cooperatives thatRead More

Reliant offers new 12-month solar plan for homeowners in Texas

Reliant offers new 12-month solar plan for homeowners in Texas

October 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

For Texans who want their power to be supported by Texas sunshine, Reliant has launched an offer called the Reliant 100% Solar 12 Plan. As consumers consider a variety of solutions to power their homes, Reliant ensures access to the plans and products that best fit their budget and lifestyle.Read More

Texas solar deal: Provider offers rebate for installing SunPower system, net meter credit

Texas solar deal: Provider offers rebate for installing SunPower system, net meter credit

September 29, 2016 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Texas electricity provider TXU Energy is issuing a limited-time instant rebate for residential consumers who purchase SunPower rooftop solar systems through the company. At the same time, TXU Energy unveiled a new plan that increases the credit customers get for the electricity that their solar systems generate but they don’tRead More

Texas rate case settled, should be good for future solar customers

Texas rate case settled, should be good for future solar customers

July 22, 2016 at 9:22 am 1 comment

The solar industry in Texas is growing, and an unopposed settlement agreement filed by the El Paso Electric Co. for its rate case pending before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (the PUCT) should help clear future hurdles for distributed generation. If approved by the PUCT, the Unopposed Settlement wouldRead More

Utility-scale solar is about to explode in Texas

Utility-scale solar is about to explode in Texas

June 28, 2016 at 1:03 pm 1 comment

When Texans do something, as we know, they do it big. Kicking off the year with record growth across all solar sectors, Texas is on track to become the fastest-growing utility-scale solar market in the U.S. within the next five years, according to the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight,Read More

PCI Solar awarded contract by Austin Independent School District (592 kW)

PCI Solar awarded contract by Austin Independent School District (592 kW)

June 16, 2016 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

PCI Solar has been awarded the contract to build solar arrays on four schools for the Austin Independent School District. The award was decided through a competitive RFP process and construction is slated to begin in the second half of 2016. The RFP called for a total of 592.8 kWRead More

Revolve Solar works on largest solar system for Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Revolve Solar works on largest solar system for Pedernales Electric Cooperative

February 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Created in 2000 to develop technology solutions for the homebuilding industry, Austin-based Builder Homesite, Inc. will soon be the site of the largest solar energy system in the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) territory. Revolve Solar, a commercial and residential solar contractor headquartered in Austin, Texas, partnered with BHI to deliverRead More

Is a Texas solar boom on the way?

Is a Texas solar boom on the way?

August 26, 2015 at 11:26 am 2 comments

Solar power is currently sweeping the nation, with only more installs ahead as the United States weens itself off fossil fuels and establishes a reliable, robust network of renewable energy. Lots of plans in action at the federal level (this story) and the local level (these stories). But despite that,Read More