Below are some of TXSES’ and its Chapters signature events.
Keep an eye on our Calendar as more events become available in 2019.
_______________June 9, 2019
The 2019 Austin Cool House Tour was a knock out! We had eight projects for our 23rd collaboration with Austin Energy Green Building: five, new homes and three remodels. There was an accessory dwelling that partners with a supporting shipping container, the first gray water system in the City of Austin, native landscaping that will make your heart sing, a wealth of rainwater collection and design features that make natural lighting and ventilation without heat gain a must for comfort in our Central Texas climate.
This year we partnered with Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore for retail guidebook/ticket sales starting in mid-May. These folks were a dream to work with and we look forward to many years of collaboration. They even staged a treasure hunt with two of our favorite volunteers before the tour to teach customers how to find the wealth of building materials, home products and more donated by Austin residents. Reuse-Repurpose-Recycle.
Our Collaboration with the American Solar Energy Society
Below are the 2019 tours and anticipated events.
We will update as soon as we confirm our 2019 schedule.
Bluebonnet Electric Coop Solar Tour September 14, 2019. This will be our fourth year to partner with Solar Austin and Bluebonnet Electric Coop for a solar tour. We are going back to Bluebonnet Electric’s EcoHome in Brenham to feature homeowners who have made the commitment to solar, feature our Solar 101 presentation and bring together installers you can meet to discuss your questions. This tour is free and open to all. We are in the planning stages so stay tuned!
DFW Solar Tour October 5, 2019. The North Texas Renewable Energy Group hosts their 10th DFW Solar Tour, the largest solar tour in Texas and the third largest solar tour in the nation. This year the organizers are pulling out the stops to highlight energy efficiency, sustainability and of course solar energy in North Texas.
Solar Fest San Antonio, Nov.16, 2019, not really a solar tour, but what a party! San Antonio is ranked seventh in the country for total installed solar capacity and 10th for solar capacity per capita! Build San Antonio Green and their Bring Solar Home program is making Solar Fest better than ever. Enjoy live music, cold beverages, a variety of food trucks and gather information on sustainable living at Hemisphere Park. CPS Energy will offer the opportunity to sign up for energy efficiency programs and local vendors will be on hand informing guests of sustainable practices.
Local Chapter Monthly Meetings
North Texas Renewable Energy Group (NTREG), Solar Austin and Houston Renewable Energy Group (HREG) meet monthly to present topics of interest to their communities. Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) works to bring sustainable building to the metro area and educates home and business owners on renewable energy with their Bring Solar Home campaign.
More on Our Calendar
Check out our Calendar for a listing of the many solar events in Texas and the nation. If you live near any of our four chapters, keep an eye on their websites, sign up for their newsletters and chat sites. Solar is local!
Build San Antonio Green (Bring Solar Home!)