Solar fever is spreading in the Austin area! A passionate group of solar supporters is working to bring more solar to Wells Branch.
It all started with a solar fair on October 28. A couple passionate Wells Branch residents put together a great event with speakers and tabling by local solar companies, Austin Energy and Oncor (Wells Branch is split between the Austin Energy and Oncor service areas). About 200 people from the community showed up to learn more about solar. As one of the speakers, I provided some basic information and introduced the solarize concept – where members of a community work together to get educated about solar and pool their buying power to contract for a discount with a solar company.
Now, an enthusiastic group of Wells Branch residents have created the Solarize Wells Branch group. They’ve already put out a request for proposals from solar installations companies. They’re working to get residents signed up to participate in the program.
If you live in Wells Branch or a nearby neighborhood, check out the Solarize Wells Branch flier and the Solarize Wells Branch website for lots more detailed info. Enrolling will get you connected with the organizers, who will help get your questions answered. Don’t worry though – this doesn’t in any way commit you to actually purchasing a solar installation.