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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

Freedom Solar ramps up in Houston, offers Tesla battery

Freedom Solar has ramped up its presence in Houston and introduced a new energy solution to protect homeowners and businesses from losing power during outages: SunPower solar systems combined with the Tesla Powerwall 2 home battery.

Battery backup is an ideal solution for power outages caused by hurricanes, and Freedom Solar Power is the largest distributor of Tesla Powerwall batteries in Texas. 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

Statesman covers Freedom Solar’s life-changing Haitian orphanage project

There was an incredible story about our client Freedom Solar Power‘s life-changing trip to a Haitian orphanage where they installed a donated SunPower solar system and battery backup. Thank you to Austin American-Statesman reporter extraordinaire Gary Dinges for recounting their remarkable journey with such vivid detail. You can read the entire story below, to or click here to read the original source article on the Statesman’s website.

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Freedom Solar powers Marfa’s newest iconic art installation

Client Freedom Solar Power installed solar panels on Marfa’s newest iconic art installation, Stone Circle, by Ballroom Marfa— creator of the popular Prada Marfa installation. Eight stones are situated in a circle — hence the name — and are equipped with speakers and LED lights. The ambitious new public art installation features black marble boulders that emit patterns of sound and light from energy generated by the solar panels.

Read more about the stellar new art installation in The Guardian’s article, entitled “Stone Circle: the story behind Haroon Mirza’s Texas Stonehenge,” which can be viewed at https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/may/29/stone-circle-haroon-mirza-texas-stonehenge.

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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 travels to Haiti to install donated solar project for orphanage

Daunting challenges didn’t dissuade team from finishing project for lost, abandoned children

Freedom Solar Power recently installed an off-grid solar system for A Child’s Hope, an orphanage with Texas connections in La Montagne, Haiti that did not previously have electricity. The completed 20-kilowatt solar array and battery backup now provide a sustainable source of electricity that meets 100 percent of the orphanage’s electricity needs. Read more

Client Freedom Solar is doing big things in West Texas

Headed to Marfa or West Texas anytime soon? Our client Freedom Solar recently completed several stellar new projects in the area, and they have many more in the works as well.

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Freedom Solar completes new projects for iconic business Alamo Candy Company

Those sour green apple candies at San Antonio’s renowned Alamo Candy Company are getting a lot greener. Our client Freedom Solar Power recently designed and installed two new solar projects for Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio.

Freedom Solar completed a 100.8-kilowatt solar array comprised of 280 panels on the rooftop of Alamo Candy’s popular retail shop at 2738 Blanco Rd. and an 86.4-kilowatt system comprised of 240 panels on the company’s office at 1149 W. Hildebrand Ave. Read more