More than 7 million Haitians lack access to electricity. Residents of one orphanage there are now no longer a part of that eye-opening statistic thanks to an Austin company’s efforts. A crew from Freedom Solar traveled to the island nation recently to install an off-the-grid solar array that will power A Child’s Hope, an orphanage in La Montagne, around the clock…more info.
Over the past year, at least three luxury apartment complexes systems have added a combined half megawatt of solar to the power grid in San Antonio. Freedom Solar finished a 245-kilowatt system at the Villas at the Rim in the northwest part of the city. Freedom Solar also installed a 93-kilowatt system at the Laurel Glen apartment complex off Loop 1605 and Bandera Road in March…read more.
From Texas Standard. The next full moon falls on June 27. In the west Texas desert near Marfa – if you are in the high desert grasslands just east of town – you may spot an unlikely arrangement of large black or granite stones like a Texas Stonehenge. As the sun sets on that day, that megalith will begin to come to life.
Freedom Solar Power recently installed a massive 241.2-kilowatt rooftop solar array at Austin Subaru that will drive down its operating costs and put the pedal to the metal on the dealership's sustainability and energy efficiency. No puns intended. The new solar array will offset 75 percent of the dealership's energy needs, reduce the cost of its average monthly utility bill from roughly $3,000 to roughly $1,000, pay for itself within five years, and save the company more than $857,000 over the next 25 years...read more.
A new art installation that evokes the prehistoric English monument Stonehenge yet incorporates modern technology is energizing the West Texas arts hub of Marfa, the desert town that blessed us with the Prada Marfa “store” and the Marfa Lights phenomenon. It's supported by Austin-based Freedom Solar Power, which installed the solar panels that supply power for the sound and light features of the work, titled Stone Circle...read more.
The Northtown Professional Plaza in Laredo has a new rooftop array designed and installed by Freedom Solar that will offset 43 percent of the building’s energy needs, pay for itself in roughly seven years, and save the owners more than $1.25 million over the guaranteed lifetime of the system...read more.
SunPower by Freedom Solar was recently honored with the “Residential National Dealer of the Year” award as well as the “Residential Regional Top Producer of the Year” award from SunPower for its outstanding performance as a master dealer in 2017.... read more.
Freedom Solar Power recently installed an off-grid solar system for A Child's Hope, an orphanage with Texas connections in La Montagne, Haiti that did not previously have electricity. The completed 20-kilowatt solar array and battery backup now provide a sustainable source of electricity that meets 100 percent of the orphanage's electricity needs....read more.
Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio, has gone solar. Freedom Solar, Texas’ leading solar power design and installation company, completed a 100.8-kilowatt solar array comprised of 280 panels on the rooftop of Alamo Candy’s retail shop and an 86.4-kilowatt system comprised of 240 panels on the company’s office location…read more.
In early 2016, David Brearley and his wife Molly O’Halloran contracted Austin, Texas–based Freedom Solar Power to permit and install a SunPower PV system for a new alley flat. Freedom Solar Power was ideally suited to complete the installation. As SunPower’s only master dealer in Texas, the company was able to offer 18-month same-as-cash financing…read more.
Winners of the Austin Business Journal's annual Fast 50 contest have been ranked and revealed, putting on showcase some of the nation's quickest-growing companies. Freedom Solar Power is honored to be recognized in the annual ABJ Fast 50 for the third year in a row! Thank you to our amazing customers and team for helping us achieve continued growth...read more.
A new solar power project at Guido's north side headquarters takes advantage of its location along a flight path to the San Antonio International Airport...read more.
The residential solar market, already bustling in the central part of Texas, will boom statewide when the next step down in costs cuts payback periods to five years, Bret Biggart, chief executive officer of Freedom Solar LLC in Austin, said in an interview with Bloomberg New Energy Finance...read more.
Texas solar leaders, including Freedom Solar CEO Bret Biggart, provide their expert opinions and commentary on a federal agency's potential decision to impose a tariff or price floor on imports of solar panels and cells to help domestic manufacturers compete... read more.
Freedom Solar Power hired former SolarCity leader Barry Van Wie to head up the company's growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth market…read more.
Lake Shore Baptist Church is trying to set an example for others by becoming the first in Waco to use solar panels to save money and protect the environment, thanks to a new installation by Austin-based company Freedom Solar Power...read more.
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...read more.
The 2017 list for Solar Power World's esteemed "Top 500 Solar Contractors: Celebrating U.S. Solar Contractors" includes Freedom Solar Power again this year and CEO Bret Biggart discusses how Freedom helps make solar accessible to underserved communities..read more.
San Antonio’s largest funeral home has installed solar panels on eight of its facilities at a total cost of more than $1 million, enough to offset 50 percent of the company’s energy costs, Tips said. Annually, the solar panels are projected to generate 778,735 kilowatt-hours of electricity, according to a press release from Freedom Solar, which installed the panels. Homeowners typically use about 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month…read more.
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,..read more.
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 be more consequential in Texas, a conservative state where people are less mobilized by the urgency of climate change.…read more.
The majority of San Antonio’s rooftop solar rebates are going to 10 companies, while the projects are concentrated in newer and wealthier neighborhoods...read more.
Bret Biggart, CEO of Freedom Solar Power, says: "We built the company around the folks we knew we'd need to make it scale. My COO was one of those guys"....read more.
SunPower by Freedom Solar has announced a substantial new incentive for homeowners serviced in rural electric cooperatives (outside of Austin and San Antonio) to install solar on their homes. Freedom Solar offers qualifying homeowners an up-front rebate of 15 cents per watt, up to $3,000. A qualifying homeowner is anyone who lives in a utility territory that does not currently offer a rebate for solar...read more.
Freedom Solar has announced the return of Oncor’s residential solar photovoltaic incentive program opening Feb. 7, 2017. Texas residents in the Oncor service territory can receive up to $8,500 dollars worth of rebates toward the cost of installing solar panels on their home. Only a limited number of Texas homeowners will qualify in time to take advantage of Oncor’s 2017 residential rebate program...read more.
Freedom Solar and ABC Home & Commercial are teaming up to bring a 100 percent sustainable off-grid solar system to an orphanage in Haiti that currently does not have electricity. Freedom Solar will host a benefit on Dec. 15, 8 p.m., at Summit Rooftop Lounge with live music by Minor Mishap Marching Band, to raise funds for the project...read more.
Presenting the 2016 Austin Fast 50 — dozens of companies big and small that are growing faster than Austin itself. Freedom Solar Power was ranked number four. View the full slideshow to find out which other companies made the esteemed list...read more.
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...read more.
Save the World Brewing, based in Marble Falls, Texas, just west of Austin, announced it will celebrate two years of brewing beer and the completion of a rooftop solar powered system, recently installed by Freedom Solar Power...read more.
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...read more.
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...read more.
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 an increasing number of referrals...read more.
As the San Antonio’s emerging solar ecosystem continues to evolve, more companies are finding that co-working spaces and other nontraditional workplaces are the right fit. Freedom Solar Power recently moved its San Antonio location from a small office in the trendy King William District and into an office park off Loop 410, enabling the company to expand and to set up the first retail design center for rooftop solar in Texas...read more.
Inc. magazine ranked Freedom Solar Power number 338 on its annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies...read more.
As San Antonio's solar ecosystem continues to grow in complexity, the Alamo City is now home to what is being called the first retail design center for rooftop solar in Texas...read more.
ABC Home & Commercial Services in San Antonio is now powered by the sun, thanks to a project recently completed by Freedom Solar Power... read more.
Freedom expects to increase its local workforce from three full-time employees to 10 by the end of the year... read more.
Now that oil prices are lower than most consumers ever dreamed possible and the hangover from the Great Recession has subsided...read more.
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...read more.