Solar Austin Happy Hour: Equity and Inclusion in the Solar Industry

This month we are hosting a panel on how to make the solar industry more inclusive, equitable, and diverse for our November 2018 Happy Hour. The panelists will be:  Rubén Cantú, Director of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin; Jenn Goodwillie, Counsel at Counsel at EDP Renewables North America (EDPR), […]

Solar Austin Happy Hour: Michael Osborne on Electric Transportation

The recent dire report on climate change from the IPCC, which affirmed we only have until 2030 to solve the climate crisis, is a powerful reminder of how urgently we need to transform our society to no longer use fossil fuels. Improving transportation and reducing emissions from this sector have remained largely intractable in Austin—something […]

Austin Climate and Energy Candidate Forums

Elections are coming up and it’s critically important that we not only vote, but that we make informed votes.  Do you know where the candidates running for Austin mayor and city council stand on important climate change and energy issues?  What do they see as the problems and what solutions are they proposing? If you’re […]

Solar Austin Happy Hour: Valuing Solar and Distributed Energy Resources

The explosive growth of renewable energy throughout the US, including here in Austin, continues thanks to technological and policy innovations such as the value of solar tariff incentive used here in Austin. Nevertheless, funding and implementing wide-scale storage of renewable energy remains a challenge, particularly for distributed energy resources (DER), such as rooftop solar. We […]

Solar Manufacturing in Texas Happy Hour Presentation

Thank you to everyone who came out to see Mission Solar’s Director of Operations, Sam Martens, presenton solar manufacturing in Texas at our August Happy Hour. We packed the room in Scholz Beer Garten for this engaging presentation on the ins and outs of why Mission Solar moved to San Antonio in 2014 and the […]