TXSES is a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society
, whose members have promoted solar energy since 1954. Their annual National Solar Tour
is the world's largest grassroots solar event, and in October 2012 involved over 550 communities. This year, TXSES chapters in North Texas, San Antonio and Houston, as well as the area surrounding Dripping Springs, participated. Read the latest online edition of Solar Today Magazine
meets quarterly at the Hines College of Architecture, first floor lecture hall, University of Houston main campus. Members produced their 9th Annual ASES Houston Solar Tour
Oct. 20, 2012 and followed the tour with The Green Energy Day Festival 2012 in downtown Houston. In 2013, based on popular demand from surrounding communities, HREG will soon launch the Renewable Energy Satellite Tour series, the first to be staged in the Spring. Join the conversation on the HREG Yahoo Group
hosts speakers and panels monthly at the 29th Street Ballroom. They have actively worked to keep the importance of solar incentives and clean job creation on the minds of Austin Energy and the Austin City Council. They were instrumental in the creation of a city advisory committee to create a strategic plan for local solar
in Austin (LSAC). The plan includes a goal of 200-300 MW of local solar by 2020, ambitious since the city currently has just less than 40MW.
Learn more about the Solar San Antonio's innovative, Bring Solar Home Campaign, and their commitment, with CPS Energy, to encourage residential and commercial installations. With OCI Solar moving to town, the city has more solar under contract than any city in the nation. The goal is 400MW and the Nexolon solar manufacturing facility broke ground in spring 2013. Solar San Antonio is a powerhouse in the realms of promoting the adoption of solar, educating home and business owners on the value of solar, and protecting the right for fair compensation for solar power generated.
North Texas Renewable Energy Group
meets the second Saturday of the month at REI
(4515 LBJ Freeway, Dallas) and boasts an impressive list of topics and guest speakers-everything from a presentation on living off the grid (on purpose!) to tying the benefits of solar energy to the necessity of conservation in our Texas water crisis. NTREG members Mike Renner and Dan Lipinski have been active with their solar trailers, powering everything from beer and music venues to disaster relief. The third DFW Solar Home Tour
on October 6 was success in spite of the cold weather.
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