Texas Solar Energy Society

Freedom Solar Lakemoore Drive Austin

21kW Lakemoore Drive, Austin TX

Freedom Solar

1 MWac/1.344 MWdc, Capsum Austin

Native Solar

16kW solar pergola, Salado, Texas

Solar CenTex

9.5 kW Rollingwood, TX

CAM Solar

11.66 kW Spring, 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

WE’RE HIRING! TXSES is seeking a Director of Development to provide strategic direction and oversight of our operations, including prospect research, corporate and foundation relations, government grants, annual giving, donor, funder and membership stewardship and grant reporting tracking. This is a part-time position and is a new staff role in the organization. Location is flexible but Texas-based preferred. Apply today or share with your network! More

CALL FOR CANDIDATES FOR THE TXSES BOARD OF DIRECTORS 📢 If you’re a current member of TXSES or become a member prior to the election, you’re eligible to run for the Board and help guide organizational policy to advance our mission. New board members will serve two-year terms beginning January 2022. Four at-large board seats are up for election on the December 2021 ballot. The submission deadline for candidates is November 30, 2021.  More

It finally happened! Congress just passed one of the LARGEST infrastructure investments in U.S. history on November 5, 2021 What’s in it for Texas? A LOT! Our friends at EnvironmentTexas break it down for us. Read more

Calling all state of Texas and City of Austin and Houston employees!! As a member charity of Earth Share of Texas, TXSES benefits when you designate payroll deductions. Your contribution to TXSES enables us to educate and inspire every Texan to enjoy the benefits of solar as part of a 100% equitable, inclusive clean energy Texas. Visit Earth Share of Texas today! And thanks so very much for your support 👍🏻

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.

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TXSES Impact

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

  • Chair’s Corner: Forging Smart Distributed Solar Policies in Texas: Our Work Continues. There is a train wreck coming for behind-the-meter distributed solar and it’s our responsibility to fix it. Even after the positive outcome from the recent solar policy debate with the Pedernales Electric Cooperative, we are entering yet another phase of tough policy whack-a-mole. This round will be harder to resolve for the benefit of solar owners because it’s against the status quo.
  • Addressing Energy Poverty with Solar Energy Access to clean and affordable energy is an essential part of modern life. Cooking, cleaning, doing homework at night, running the air conditioning in the hot Texas summers, and much more all necessitate reliable energy access. Yet, for many families, these essentials transform into luxuries because they experience what experts refer to as energy poverty or the lack of access to energy services due to high prices or insufficient supply.
  • Feature Industry Conversation: Jim White, The PowerStore. Since 2010, The PowerStore in Alvarado, Texas and recently in Mooresville, North Carolina, has supplied solar power and storage solutions to customers in the U.S., Central America and the Caribbean Islands. A Tier 1 authorized distributor for many of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, we caught up with Jim White, founder and CEO, to learn more about The PowerStore. These up-close and personal industry conversations are one of the benefits of a TXSES Platinum Business membership.
  • Guest blog: Solar United Neighbors’ Big Vision for Texas. Dori Wolfe, Houston Area SUN Co-op Coordinator, says there’s never been a better time for solar in Texas. Wolfe is proud to be part of an organization that’s making this happen by helping Texans join forces to go solar and fight for their energy rights.
  • Commentary: Modern Modeling Provides Better Insights into Solar, Storage and the Role of Distributed Energy Resources. Good friend and colleague, Karl Rábago, tells us about a new utility planning model called WIS:dom-P (“Weather-Informed energy Systems: for design, operations and markets”) to break through the limits of old-style utility models and, for the first time, understand the role that solar + storage distributed resources can play in decarbonizing our economy in an affordable and sustainable way.

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!

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Since 1991, Austin Energy® Green Building (AEGB) has cultivated innovation in building and transportation for the enrichment of the community’s environmental, economic and human well-being by providing green building ratings, consulting services, code advancement, education and professional development.

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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