Texas Solar Energy Society

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

BIG NEWS: Build San Antonio Green, our San Antonio TXSES chapter, receives the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy. And during #earthmonth!!! 🤸‍♀️👏🏻🤸‍♀️👏🏻 More

We’re excited to announce we’ve received a $75,000 grant from the Texas-based Meadows Foundation! These funds will support our mission to ensure equitable access to solar energy for every Texan. More

The Texas Blackout: a man-made disaster of epic proportions. TXSES board member, David Brearley, shares his personal experience and insight about the 2021 Texas grid failure. More

Missed our 2021 ANNUAL MEETING? No problem! You can catch the archived version here!

Solar Austin is hiring!! Our local TXSES chapter is looking for an executive director. If you’re passionate about improving diversity, equity and inclusion in solar jobs and access to solar energy in Texas, apply today. Details here.

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

  • Chair’s Corner: Moving Forward, Not Looking Backward. I thought my first Solar Reflector article would focus on why I returned to TXSES. But after learning about the myriad efforts and innovative projects underway across the state with our regional chapters, I began to rethink what I want to accomplish this year as TXSES Board Chair.
  • A Texas-size Freeze on Texas Solar. It’s hard to believe that just over a month ago, Texas was in the grips of a historic freeze that broke both the natural gas and electricity systems and left millions of Texans shivering in the dark. Why things went south for Texas from Joshua Rhodes, Research Fellow at the Webber Energy Group at UT/Austin, Founding Partner of IdeaSmiths LLC and Secretary of the TXSES Board of Directors.
  • Community Solar = Solar for Everyone. We sit down with Jason Pittman, co-founder of GoSmartSolar, and learn how he developed innovative business models that would lower the cost of solar because, as he says, the benefits of solar energy should be available to everyone.
  • Solar Policy Update 87th (R) Texas Legislature. If it’s an odd-numbered year, the Texas legislature is in session. A confluence of clamor and mayhem with thousands of bills filed (more than 7,000 this session), each session has its own unique personality. We’re tracking a list of renewable energy bills, all of which will impact solar in Texas.

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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