Huston-Tillotson University Goes Solar

Huston-Tillotson University has one more thing to be proud of – the school recently installed about 240 kilowatts of solar on campus.¬† The solar energy systems are on three buildings – the Downs-Jones Library and the Allen-Frazier and Beard-Burrowes residence halls. This commitment to renewable energy is the university’s latest move that places it as […]

Solar Industry Growing Good Green Collar Jobs in Austin

The installation sector of the solar industry is growing fast and creating good green collar jobs in places like Austin. These are jobs that can never be outsourced because a crew of installers needs to actually bring the solar panels and other hardware to homes and businesses and set it up. You can’t do that […]

Ditching the Gas Pump for Solar

Chris and Krista are married and live in West Austin with their two children. They recently installed solar panels on their home as a way to save money on their utility bills. They also own an electric car, so they’re driving with solar energy too. Solar Customers – Chris and Krista from Solar Austin on […]

Affordable Housing Developer Using Solar to Keep Costs Low

The Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation (GNDC) is using solar to keep its expenses down in a affordable housing development. The duplexes in this development are net zero energy buildings, thanks in part to rooftop solar installations. Solar Customers – Guadalupe-Saldana Affordable Housing Subdivision – Cassandra Ramirez from Solar Austin on Vimeo. Share on Facebook at […]

Solar Panel Manufacturing Creating Jobs in Austin

Terence Parker is an Applications Engineering Manager at an Austin solar panel¬†technology developer. He’s excited about the integrated solar panel and inverter modules his company is developing, how quickly solar prices are falling and the increased use of solar energy. Solar Employees – Terence Parker from Solar Austin on Vimeo. #ATXSolarSuccess

Going Solar to Help Control Rising Electric Bills

Mike Fisher lives in southeast Austin with his wife and three daughters. They recently installed solar panels on their home. Mike knows that as his daughters get older their need for energy will increase. He installed solar panels on his home in order to meet his family’s energy needs. Solar Customers – Mike Fisher from […]