160,000 Homes Powered By First Solar

February 13th, 2015 by 1call

National solar manufacturer has another project going online with 550MW providing enough power for 160,000 homes.   The project is a model for Texas to consider as a harmonious blend of public and private infrastructure benefitting everyone involved.  The project is being operated by an energy consortium of experienced players.

Read the full press release at First Solar

Community Commitment

First Solar is committed to being a good neighbor—through our community relations and site selection process, as well as through our system performance. Dedicated to meeting the needs of the community by supporting local events and providing educational benefits for local schools and universities. First Solar’s solar panels produce electricity directly from the sun without any moving parts, noise, or water consumption.

Solar Power International 13

October 15th, 2013 by 1call

Solar Power International (SPI) is where solar professionals convene each year to stay up to date on solar trends, innovations and the state of the industry. Over 700 exhibiting companies and 15,000+ attendees will be on hand.

For more information, visit www.solarpowerinternational.com

Solar Skylights with Flex

September 11th, 2013 by 1call

The largest PV skylight in the work can now be found in New Jersey! Spanish company Onyx Solar has just completed the installation for the new Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s headquarters. This skylight will allow the firm to generate free and clean electricity from the sun (this much power would allow more than 600 homes to be lit!).

The PV skylight itself is comprised of 820 units of PV glass modules in large format, incorporating photovotaic crystalline perforated solar cells, which resulted in the manufacturing process to be more complex due to the higher fragility of the cells.  Check out the entire article here:  http://www.bipvnews.com/newsletter/27/EN/Newsletter27.html


Texas Renewables 2013

July 10th, 2013 by 1call

Texas Renewables

November 10-14, 2013

Omni Hotel at the Colonnade

San Antonio, TX

www.TexasRenewables.org – Coming in June

Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair

July 2nd, 2013 by 1call

Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair

September 27-29, 2013

Fredricksburg, TX

Save $150 on Exhibit Spaces.

www.TheRoundup.orgNow accepting registrations!!

Renewable Energy Roundup Early Registration

June 11th, 2013 by 1call

It’s time to head to the hills.  Escape to the Texas Hill Country for the 13th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair, September 27 – 29!  Come on out for a touch of fall adventure and some eco-friendly fun.

Early Registration Now Open:


The Roundup is a family affair:

The Roundup is a family affair where kids can look forward to creative activities focused on learning and fun.

Come and join the fun … you’ll be glad you did!

To register, visit http://www.theroundup.org

Earthday Tweets!

April 22nd, 2013 by 1call

#earthday  Todays tweets on solar and ways to help save the planets natural resources.  #solar #environment #safety

#earthday  10 ways to help save the planet coming next.  #savetheplanet

#earthday  #savetheplanet   Heat and cool your home efficiently.  Have your systems checked by a #professional

#earthday #savetheplanet Seal air leaks  Caulk around doors and windows, add insulation

#earthday #savetheplanet Stop wasting #water install low flush toilets and better shower heads. Fix that leaky faucet

#earthday #savetheplanet Use less hot water. Turn down the water heater temp setting. Turn water off while brushing.  Use a dishwasher.

#earthday #savetheplanet Buy Energy-efficient appliances. Look Energy star labeled appliances.

#earthday #savetheplanet Buy energy-efficient light bulbs.  When replacing bulbs choose LED or compact fluorescent bulbs.

#earthday #savetheplanet Prevent ‘phantom’ energy use by unplugging devices like the tv, cable box that use energy 24/7. Turn off powerstrip

#earthday #savetheplanet Reduce household waste. Consider reusable rather than throw away disposable products. Recycle what you can.

#earthday #savetheplanet Give your car a tuneup. Inflate the tires fully. Walk to the donut store…

Washington D.C. Energy Biz Forum

March 13th, 2013 by 1call

Check out the next industry event you will want to check out. The Energy Biz Forum is happening March 18-19, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

A leading event with some of the highest caliber of speakers and informative panels. Sponsor list: Ltron, Oracle Utilities, HP, Siemens, EnerNex and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

Register at www.energybizforum.com

Solar San Antonio gearing up for tour

February 26th, 2013 by 1call

Check your calendar for the Solar San Antonio tours coming in April.   15 projects, vendors and installers will be on hand.   The area has great sun potential and with more price points coming in for viable solar solutions this is a good way to see some current and completed work.

Visit the site at http://www.solarsanantonio.org  Solar Tour and additional event info.

Texas Renewables Conference – Austin

December 7th, 2012 by 1call

Renewables in Texas

Register for the Texas Renewables Conference being held at the Hyatt Lost Pines resort about 15 minutes east of downtown Austin. 

Date: December 10-13th.
Topics and main theme covers state of the unified grid and where it is going.   Additional coverage and presentions on being net zero and rooftop solar.  Rooftop solar is going to be huge as the prices of solar are at record lows in the 1$/watt ranges with panel power increasing as the industry moves solidly past the 300 watt per panel barrier that stood for a very long time.

Click for the full schedule