Solar Energy

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Welcome to Wells Branch Community Solar. A team of WB solar advocates have partnered with local solar experts to deliver a community-based solar energy resource. The goal in providing an online resource is to help educate the Wells Branch community on solar energy solutions.

Solar energy is the future energy solution, offering significant cost savings and low environmental impact. We would like to thank the WBNA, the WB ACC and the Wells Branch MUD for their support.

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Solar Advocacy Contacts:
•  Cathy Redson, Sol Power People
  Kaiba White, Solarize
WB Solar Pioneers:
•  Elaine Betterton • 512-771-0642 • d_e_betterton@sbcglobal.net
WB Community Solar Online Resources:
   •  Margaret Sufke • 512-341-0428 • mmsufke@gmail.com
Post Event Questions:
   •  Shelley Palmer • 512-423-8150 • spifala@gmail.com

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Solar Energy Fair Logo ColorIn October of 2014, WB community members hosted a Solar Energy Fair. The event was designed as an educational forum to promote the use of solar power in the WB community.
Following the event, this web page will serve as an online resource for solar energy information.

 EVENT / EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:

•  WB SEF Solar Resource_Guide:  The 8-page Booklet
•  WB SEF Solar Installation Planning Tool: 2-page Checklist
•  Cathy Redson, Keynote Slide Deck: .PDF format
•  Ten Tips for Choosing the Right Solar Installer: .PDF article
•  WB Architectural Control Submission Form: See Main ACC site
•  Understanding Solar Impact: White paper
•  Solar Panels: The “new” granite counter top: White paper
•  TX Solar Property Tax Exemption Form: 50-123
•  Mueller Community Solar FAQ: 2012 Overview
•  WB SEF Sample Process for reviewing solar data: .PDF format
•  WB SEF Sample_Metering_Report: ZIP file
•  WB SEF Going Solar Oncor: Alternate Checklist

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SOLAR PROGRAMS & GROUPS:

•  Austin Energy PowerSavers Program: Main site
•  Choosing an Installer: AE Installers — OR — Oncor Installers
•  Go Solar to Save Water: Main article
•  Native Energy—Program Planning Tools: Main Resource Page
   NOTE: 4 educational resources (.PDF format) available as downloads
•  Solarize Texas, Solar advocacy group: Main site
•  SolPowerPeople: Main site

USEFUL LINKS:

•  Buying Renewable Power: Main article
•  Common Metering questions: Main article
•  Energy Metering: On-going reporting: How-to article
•  Financial Solar ROI calculator: ROI tool
•  Power to Choose: Energy company solutions
•  Sun Position Chart (GASIMA): Main site
•  US Energy/Database of Federal Tax Incentives: Main site
•  Velocity Credit Union—Energy Loans: Main site
•  WB ACC form: Main site
•  WB Covenant Map: The interactive map

INSIGHTFUL VIDEOS:

•  EDF—Mueller Pecan St project: Video Clip
•  Mueller Project: A Solar Community: Video Clip
•  SolarAustin Success Stories: Video Clip
•  We’ve Got the Power: Very informative clip, be sure to scroll down
•  The Yale Forum on Climate: TED news video, allow time to load file

Solar Vendor Contacts

UTILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS:

AUSTIN ENERGY — 512-505-7072
2526 Kramer Ln, #E, Austin, TX 78758
Danielle Murray — austinenergy.com
(Note: AE also serves as retail energy provide in AE areas)

ONCOR — 214-486-2750
1616 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, 5M-027, Dallas, TX 75202
kristy.tyna@oncor.com — oncor.com

RETAIL ENERGY PROVIDERS:

GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY CO. — 512-691-6100
300 W 6th St, Ste 900, Austin, TX 78753
www.greenmountainenergy.com

RELIANT — 866-735-1214
1201 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77002
www.reliant.com

TXU ENERGY — 800-818-6132
1717 Main St, Ste 2000, Dallas, TX 78758
www.txu.com/drg

SOLAR ENERGY PRODUCT INSTALLERS:

CIRCULAR ENERGY — 720-879-8764
2111 W Braker Ln #600, Austin, TX 78758
Lionel Johnnes — circularenergy.com

FREEDOM SOLAR — 512-228-1222
4111 Todd Ln #100, Austin, TX 78744
robert@freedomsolarpower.co — freedomsolarpower.com

GLOBAL EFFICIENT ENERGY (GEE) — 512-827-2249
5321 Industrial Oaks Blvd., Suite 105
Austin, TX 78735 — globalefficientenergy.com

LIGHTHOUSE SOLAR — 512-476-5555
2000 S 7th St., Austin, TX 78704
sgray@lighthousesolar.com — lighthousesolar.com

LONGHORN SOLAR— 512-837-4800
8746 Shoal Creek Blvd , Austin, TX 78757
shane@longhornsolar.com — longhornsolar.com

NATIVE — 512-629-6733
201 Cole St, Austin, TX 78737
amy.olson@buildnative.com — buildnative.com

REVOLVE SOLAR — 512-721-9445
14205 Burnet Rd , Austin, TX 78728
john.adams@revolvesolar.com — revolvesolar.com

TEXAS SOLAR POWER COMPANY — 512-459-9494
6448 E Hwy 290 , Austin, TX 78723
james@txspc.com — txspc.com

TREEHOUSE HOME IMPROVEMENT — 512-861-0712 x 129
4477 S Lamar Blvd #600, Austin, TX 78745
mkaiser@treehouseonline.com — treehouseonline.com

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