Texas Solar Energy Society

Blue Mountain Peak Ranch

Barley | Pfeiffer Architecture

Passive solar design - before & after

Photo: Solar Centex

Photo: Texas Green Energy

Photo: Freedom Solar

Photo: Meridian Solar

Photo: Treehouse

Photo: Texas Solar Power Company

Our Mission

Promoting clean, safe, locally harvested solar energy

for every Texan.

News

  • Biggest threat to U.S. wind energy? Solar
  • San Antonio scores an additional 5 MW of community solar
  • Beyond Coal retirements reach 289 for Sierra Club campaign
  • ERCOT braces for tight supply/demand balance this summer
  • Utility-scale solar pricing falls 7% in 1Q19 on competition and lower construction costs
  • US officially surpasses 2 million solar installations
  • CEO thinks solar will be nearly free in 10 to 20 years
  • Texas collective negotiates solar for under 3c/kWh
  • Why Texas lags other states in rooftop solar energy

These and other recent solar stories at Solar News of Note.

See Solar Energy Data – 2018 for the latest statewide and national solar statistics and data.

Announcements

The 23rd Cool House Tour is June 9. Three remodels, three new homes, an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and a wildlife sanctuary residence are featured to this year. Thank you Austin Energy Green Building for this longtime collaboration!

Read the April Solar Reflector, Newsletter of the Texas Solar Energy Society!

Follow important bills related to solar, renewable energy and energy efficiency in the 2019 Texas Legislative Session. Our North Texas chapter, NTREG, has set up a page to track their status.

ASES Solar 2019-Race to Renewables! Registration has begun for the 48th Annual ASES Conference. ASES represents the scientists, educators, and activists who can provide renewable energy technologies and solutions for climate action in the US.  Minneapolis August 5-9.

Lets Go Solar and Get Solar Savvy  – 2019 is the last year to claim a 30% federal tax credit for solar systems installed and operating. Our concise guide, in both English and Spanish, can help you consider the steps to adopting solar for your home or business. Please visit our Resource page for more information.

Visit our calendar for solar tours, local chapter meetings and events.


 

 

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 quick tour with this video!

Generous Partners

AEGB

EarthShare Texas Logo_2 
Reliant EcoShare logo