July Happy Hour with Warren Lasher of ERCOT

Join us on July 27th as Warren Lasher, the Senior Director of System Planning at ERCOT, sits down with Solar Austin to discuss what’s happening behind the scenes in Texas energy.

May Happy Hour, featuring Bill Hetherington, CEO of Bandera Electric Cooperative

Here at Solar Austin, we continue to peel back the curtain on local policy and utility action after February’s Winter Storm Uri. It’s not a mystery why over two-thirds of Texans, left in the cold and dark, view the performance of their local electric utility as more negative than positive. The one exception to Lone […]

April Happy Hour, featuring Austin Energy’s Tim Harvey

On April 27th, Austin Energy’s Tim Harvey will sit down with the Solar Austin community to discuss the city’s ever-evolving relationship with renewable energy. Offering insider updates on commercial solar and changes to Austin Energy’s solar portfolio, Tim gives us a glimpse of the future and the ways that Austin Energy’s current renewable energy programs are […]

March Happy Hour, the State of Solar in 2021

Join us on March 30th to learn what’s really happening on the policy and business front of Texas’ State of Solar in 2021! When a deadly winter storm descended last month, over 5 million homes and businesses were left without power. When the ice finally melted, Lone Star State officials began searching for answers, for […]

January Happy Hour, Celebrating Agents of Change in the Solar Industry

Kicking off 2021, Solar Austin invites you to join us in celebrating the pioneers of the Pathways to Clean Energy Careers program!  Launched in the midst of a global pandemic and a historic time focusing on racial justice, the Pathways Program was a leap towards a stronger and more equitable clean energy workforce, in a […]

February Happy Hour, featuring TreeFolks, the local solution to climate change

Solar Austin’s upcoming happy hour is dedicated to… trees! Just as solar panels help decarbonize our planet, trees capture CO2 to keep Austin’s air breathable and sidewalks cool. Trees are also key to our city’s fight against climate change, thanks in large part to the efforts to a longtime local leader: TreeFolks. TreeFolks spent much […]