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. In October 2014, 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 Scholz 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.
Solar San Antonio has recently merged with Build San Antonio Green , a wise collaboration of energy efficient design and construction practices to enhance value of solar energy adoption. SSA's 'Bring Solar Home' program was groundbreaking for introducing the residents to the value of solar on their homes and guiding them through the adoption process. With
OCI Solar moving to San Antoni, 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. Look for the incredibly popular Solar Fest October 24.
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 with solar to the coming transportation revolution of electric vehicles. 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 Tou r in October 2014 and featured almost 50 projects, including homes, businesses, parks and schools. Look for their 6th DFW Solar Homes Tour October 3, 2015. Join their Yahoo Group!