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Austin Energy's Quest to Bring Solar Power to Renters and the Less Wealthy
What can new incentive programs and community solar projects do for the city's most abundant energy source?
"...chance of catching the twinkling reflection of a rooftop solar panel than if you set your gaze to the..."

Nov. 24, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Cool City: Solar Subtleties
Cost of solar array depends on how you look at it – and when
"...Public questions linger about the city's proposed $250 million solar-power-purchase agreement – the first step toward becoming a partially..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Earth Day Brings EnergySage to Rooftop Solar
New website promises quick solar cost analyses
"...Despite its reputation as a luxury item, residential solar power in the U.S. is found mostly on the..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Solar Crisis
"...Peter Boyle, Annabel Schofield, Corin Nemec and Dorian Harewood. Solar Crisis consists of about a dozen subplots in search..."

Dec. 4, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ready for Solar and Recycling Too
Council approves solar roofs and textile recycling pilot
"...following decisions that included requiring new construction to be “solar-ready” and continuing a contested curbside textile recycling program...."

Feb. 6, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Solar Energy and a Fast Car
Big happenings this month at local animal shelters
"...welfare advocates – including the acceptance tomorrow of a solar array donation by the Williamson County Texas Humane Heroes..."

Jan. 28, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Will Texas Catch Some Solar Rays?
Local and worldwide solar-energy experts convene in Austin and deliver this message: The day when solar energy will compete economically with traditional fossil-fueled power is fast approaching, and Texas is doing much less than it could be to utilize its solar potential
"...with investment capital. That evening, the CEI hosted a solar symposium as part of its Cleantech Venture Forums series,..."

June 29, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Why Has Austin's Solar Program Stalled?
Activists think the city has put sun power in the shade
"...to call for immediate funding increases to Austin Energy's solar program, which got identical funding to last year's budget..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Then There's This: Clouds Over Solar
Is AE throwing shade at sun-powered energy?
"...ushered in a case of the winter blues for solar advocates, but the culprit isn't the weather. Rather, it's..."

Jan. 10, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Solar Helps Keep Eastside Homes Affordable
Thanks to neighborhood-based nonprofit Blackland CDC
"...simple 1930s frame bungalow – except for the kooky-looking, solar-panel-laden addition jutting off the back. Known as the Harden-Solar..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

AE's Solar Deal: 'Game Changer'
Recurrent Energy price could lower energy rates
"...Despite the common solar-industry mantra that "prices are coming down," it nonetheless came..."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Then There's This: Solar for Lease
It just got easier for nonprofits to afford to go green
"...fanfare, the City Council last month approved the first solar-lease project – an innovative financial model that allows nonprofits,..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Solar-Powered Suds
Texas breweries reducing beer's carbon footprint
"...and 50-plus brands worldwide, including Anheuser-Busch, committed to 100% solar power in early 2020, in the largest Pan-European corporate..."

April 23, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Solar Withdrawal Symptoms
Austin Energy's solar rebate program is out of money – are Austin's solar installers out of luck?
"...Energy convened an emergency meeting last week with its solar-rebate program contractors, Brandon Mathis expected an announcement that the..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Solar Celebrity HelioVolt Lands in Austin
Darling of international renewable energy circles to build its first solar-manufacturing plant here
"...local start-up HelioVolt recently committing to build its first solar-manufacturing plant here. The company will lay stakes at a..."

Feb. 8, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Decrease in Value of Solar Power Unfair
"...Dear Editor, The new year began unfavorably for solar energy in Austin, as evidenced by the article “Then..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Postmarks

Austin Energy’s New Low-Income Solar Deal
Utility wants to enact a heavily reduced rate for those enrolled in its customer assistance program
"...Following last week's feature story on Austin Energy's solar rebate program, utility staff announced plans to meet with..."

Dec. 1, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Solar Is Crucial Energy Source for Now and the Future
"...Dear Editor, With so much solar energy to harvest, it's no time to sit in..."

July 2, 2007 Postmarks

UT Raises the Solar Roof
Students build all-solar house for national competition
"...The University of Texas Solar Decathlon Team held a ceremonial roof-raising Wednesday for an..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Harness the Sun for Backyard Solar Cooking
Make memories and meals while you watch your kids learn
"...way, zombies are still definitely a possibility, which makes solar cooking a great skill to hone no matter what..."

May 29, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Solar Solution for AISD
"...at their disposal: Use in-hand bond money to install solar panels on school roofs. [See "AISD: Thinking Outside the..."

July 26, 2018 Postmarks

Nuclear vs. Solar
"...stated, such as the cost of nuclear compared to solar renewables. Here is an analysis of three sources of..."

Feb. 8, 2011 Postmarks

Value of 'Rooftop' Solar
"...Dear Editor, Robert Duncan's letter, “Solar Power Way Too Expensive” [“Postmarks,” March 20] is partially..."

March 25, 2009 Postmarks

Use of Solar Should Lead to Reduction in Rates
"...Dear Editor, The Webberville solar power project appears to be contracting power at 18..."

March 19, 2009 Postmarks

Now Is the Time for Solar Power!
"...Dear Chronicle, In the Seventies, everyone said solar power was just around the corner. In the Eighties,..."

Dec. 2, 2003 Postmarks

Council: Welcome to Solar City
Council buys megawatts, ponders PUDs, and contacts neighbors
"...Austin Energy to move quickly toward larger purchases of solar energy, as well as a fairly perennial debate over..."

Oct. 7, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Bowled Over by Solar
Austin becomes a Solar America City
"...Austin's designation as one of 25 Department of Energy Solar America Cities and announced a plan to establish 21..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Shouldn't Installing Solar Panels Be a Reason for Tree Renewal?
"...any guidelines on whether a homeowner's desire to install solar panels in any way affects whether a tree-removal permit..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Postmarks

Use Solar Screens
"...Dear Editor, Solar screens enable every window exposed to sunlight to do..."

June 6, 2007 Postmarks

Pitching in on Solar Panels
"...Dear Editor, Did you ever look into getting solar panels and find them too expensive? Or is your..."

Jan. 28, 2013 Postmarks

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