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Freedom Solar launches Texas’ first solar financing vehicle

Freedom Solar Financial Services LLC, the first solar financial vehicle of its kind in Texas, has raised an initial round of $7.5 million in funding to finance commercial solar projects. Financing through Freedom allows companies to finance up to 70 percent of the cost of an entire solar installation and ensures that an investment in solar is cash-flow positive from day one. The company offers a simple one-page application and a rapid one-week underwriting process.

The Freedom Financing program is based on more than a decade of experience working with hundreds of business owners to make solar work for them. Securing financing for commercial solar projects, which can be key to creating an attractive investment profile for onsite solar generation, can be difficult and complicated. Read more

Brown Distributing goes solar with Freedom

First for Texas: renowned beverage distributor goes solar

Brown Distributing Company teamed up with Freedom Solar Power to install a massive 481-kilowatt roof-mount system on its facility, making Brown the first beverage distribution company in Texas to “go green” with solar panels.

Comprised of 1,458 high-efficiency SunPower® panels, Brown Distributing’s new solar array will pay for itself within four and a half years, save the company nearly $2 million over the next 25 years, and slash utility bills by an average of $4,300 per month. Read more

Freedom Solar steers Austin Subaru dealership into fast lane of sustainability

Freedom Solar Power recently installed a massive 241.2-kilowatt rooftop solar array at Austin Subaru that will drive down its operating costs and put the pedal to the metal on the dealership’s sustainability and energy efficiency. No puns intended.

The new solar array will offset 75 percent of the dealership’s energy needs, reduce the cost of its average monthly utility bill from roughly $3,000 to roughly $1,000, pay for itself within five years, and save the company more than $857,000 over the next 25 years. Read more

Freedom Solar commercial project in Laredo will save owners $1.25 million

The Northtown Professional Plaza in Laredo’s new rooftop array by client Freedom Solar Power will offset 43 percent of the building’s energy needs, pay for itself in roughly seven years, and save the owners more than $1.25 million over the guaranteed lifetime of the system.

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Freedom Solar snags SolarCity ‘market maker’ to open new Dallas branch

Austin-based Freedom Solar Power hired former SolarCity leader Barry Van Wie to head up the company’s growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.

As Freedom Solar’s vice president of business development, Van Wie is responsible for hiring and training employees, establishing marketing and channel partnerships, managing a team of top-producing solar energy consultants, and delivering required sales targets.  Read more

Freedom Solar helps historic funeral business leap into 21st century with rooftop solar

Freedom Solar recently installed more than 530 kilowatts of solar power on seven locations of Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries, the largest and oldest privately owned funeral company in San Antonio. Read more

Freedom Solar Power and ABC Home & Commercial partner to bring electricity to Haitian orphanage

Freedom Solar Power and ABC Home & Commercial Services are teaming up to bring a 100 percent sustainable off-grid solar system to an orphanage in Haiti that currently does not have electricity. Read more

Hutto Ford dealership first in Texas to go solar

Two car dealerships in Hutto are seeing green, reducing their environmental footprint, and saving on energy costs thanks to recently completed rooftop solar arrays designed and installed by Texas-based Freedom Solar Power. Read more