Chapters and Affiliates
TXSES is a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, whose members have promoted solar energy since 1954. ASES' mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy.Their annual National Solar Tour is the world's largest grassroots solar event and TXSES chapters have been ongoing participants in this tour. Join ASES and receive issues of Solar Today Magazine.
HREG meets quarterly to discuss issues of renewable energy relevant to the area. Based on popular demand from surrounding communities, with the USGBC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, they produced a brochure that examines the history, incentives and barriers to solar in Houston. This October, they produced a virtual solar tour and host series of solar workshops at the Houston IKEA store. Join the conversation on the HREG Yahoo Group.
Solar Austin hosts speakers and panels monthly, meeting at Schulz Garten on the third Tuesday of the month. They have actively worked to keep the importance of solar incentives and clean job creation on the minds of Austin Energy and the Austin City Council. Visit Solar Success Stories to hear from home and business owners who have adopted solar, as well as industry professionals.
Learn more about the Solar San Antonio's innovative, Bring Solar Home Campaign, and their commitment to encourage residential and commercial installations. With OCI Solar moving to town, the city has more solar under contract than any city in the nation. The goal is 400MW and the Mission solar manufacturing facility broke ground in spring 2013. Solar San Antonio is a powerhouse in the realms of promoting the adoption of solar, educating home and business owners on the value of solar, and protecting the right for fair compensation for solar power generated. They recently hosted Solar Fest 2014, an annual festival to promote the adoption of solar and energy efficiency.
North Texas Renewable Energy Group
NTREG meets the second Saturday of the month at and boasts an impressive list of topics and guest speakers-everything from a presentation on living off the grid to the necessity of conservation in our Texas water crisis. NTREG members Mike Renner and Dan Lipinski have been active with their solar trailers, powering everything from beer and music venues to disaster relief. The fifth annual DFW Solar Home Tour was October 4 and featured almost 50 projects, including homes, businesses, parks and schools, for their self guided tour. Join their Yahoo Group!