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Wells Solar 16.43 kW system Austin TX

16.43 kW system Austin TX | Wells Solar

Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, Texas

Lost Pines Art Center, Bastrop, Texas

Barley Pfeiffer Architecture

Off Grid Hardware solar installation, Alpine TX

Solar installation, Alpine TX | Off-Grid Hardware

Lighthouse Solar, 3.6 kW Solar Canopy, Houston Zoo

3.6 kW Solar Canopy, Houston Zoo | Lighthouse Solar, Austin TX

Our Vision

To educate and inspire every Texan to adopt solar energy as part of an equitable 100% clean energy future.

Solar News of Note

MARK YOUR CALENDAR 🗓 for January 30, 1-4:00 pm, and join us for the ANNUAL TXSES MEETING, this year from the comfort of your living room. Besides updates from our phenomenal chapters, we’ve got a spectacular line up of guest speakers 👍🏻 Learn more

NEWS! The Cares Act 2020 allows taxpayers who don’t itemize deductions to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions made in 2020 to qualifying organizations like @TXSES!! 😘 Deadline extended to March 14, 2021!! 👏🏻 Details here. And thank you 🙏

2021 Cool House Tour Applications are now being accepted for the 25th Cool House Tour, a collaboration of the Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES) and Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) on June 13, 2021. The Application, Owners’ Release, list of contractors who worked on the project and $50 fee are due Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Say Hello to Our New Interns! TXSES is excited to welcome Wyatt Beaver, Meghana Bommareddy and Jack Maedgen as our Spring 2021 interns, all of whom are committed to helping TXSES achieve its mission. “We couldn’t be more fortunate and excited to have these smart, talented students work with us in 2021,” said Pete Parsons, TXSES Executive Director.

DYK there’s a Clean Energy Credit Union? This federally charted, tax-exempt 501(c)(1) is the only credit union focused solely on clean energy lending and environmental stewardship. If you’re a TXSES member, you’re eligible to join the credit union…, yet another reason to join TXSES! 😎 Learn more.

ASES Call for Papers for its 50th Annual National Solar Conference, Empowering a Sustainable Future, Aug 3-6, 2021, University of Colorado/Boulder. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT 1/15/21. More

Excited to announce a new fundraising partnership with EarthShare of Texas and AnthepLife, a handmade apparel company based in Texas. AnthepLife will contribute 10% of its holiday profits to EarthShare of Texas and participating organizations like TXSES! Learn more.

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TXSES Impact

The December issue of the Solar Reflector is out! Here’s a peek:

  • Chair’s Corner: Gratitude in a Tumultuous Year
    As we wrap up one of the most tumultuous years that I can recall, I return to gratitude as a centering and productive force, especially to our members who have sustained our organization through this uncertain year with their generous donations.
  • The Future of Solar. Former General Manager of Austin Energy, former Austin City Councilmember, lifetime friend, colleague, author and tireless solar advocate, Roger Duncan gives us a peek at the spectacular advances in solar technologies and how they will continue to drive electric generation.
  • Solar PV in Dripping Springs: a Homeowner’s Story About Going Big with Solar When Michael Blank was nine, his dad, an electrical engineer, taught him basic wiring. At 13, Blank was doing more complicated electrical tasks than dad was comfortable supervising. Spoiler alert: solar PV and Michael Blank have a future.
  • Texas Solar Policy in the 87th Texas Regular Legislative Session: Vocal or Muted? Facing a nearly $5 billion deficit when the current biennium ends August 2021, we reached out to Charlie Hemmeline, Executive Director Texas Solar Power Association, for his thoughts about how solar might fare during the upcoming legislative session starting next month.

The Texas Solar Energy Society is a member of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), the nation’s leading association of solar professionals and advocates. ASES is a catalyst and a valuable resource in the emergence and re-evolution of America’s new energy economy, in a way that deeply values the role of all stakeholders in a collaborative and transparent co-creative process. They have been shining a light on the solution since 1954. Become a member and receive Solar Today Magazine. Take a tour!

Generous Partners

For nearly three decades, Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) has cultivated innovation in building the community’s environmental quality, site development and material resources.

Since 1992, EarthShare of Texas has raised funds on behalf of more than 40 nonprofits close to your heart like TXSES because they care about Texas’ health, economy, natural spaces and wildlife. Learn more.

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Want to help your local environmental or conservation project? Sign up for  Reliant Energy’s EcoShare program and a small monthly charge will be added to your electricity bill. Part of that charge will go to EarthShare of Texas, and a portion will go toward purchasing carbon offsets.

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