This summer, Solar Austin and Huston-Tillotson University (HT) are partnering to launch an innovative internship matching program. At its core, the Equitable Clean Energy Jobs Program focuses on improving diversity and cultural inclusivity in Austin’s growing clean energy sector and providing students with a high-quality...

"Solar is the best unused equity tool we have, in terms of maintaining the quality of life, maintaining the balance of this city," explained Kenneth Thompson (former member of the African American Resource Advisory Commission and a current board member with Solar Austin) on a recent episode of Shades of...

Hosted by Solar Austin - Getting more large-scale solar and wind energy built in Texas requires a well-functioning electric grid. For our July happy hour, Warren Lasher will explore emerging grid challenges and opportunities associated with balancing power generation and consumption within the Texas Interconnection, one...

From Solar Austin - We are excited to invite you to Solar Austin’s second annual Summer Solstice Celebration! Please join us to celebrate our precious solar resources and community advocacy for renewable energy on the longest day of the year. We’re passionate about solar policy and technology,...

From Solar Austin - For our May happy hour, Amanda Bybee will share the story of the Clean Energy Credit Union (CECU), a first-of-its-kind financial institution dedicated to providing affordable financing for clean energy products or services, such as EV purchases or home energy efficiency projects...

From Solar Austin - Energy in a Smart City – What is going on in Austin? For our April happy hour, Karl Popham will share Austin Energy’s innovative efforts in the utility’s alignment with the city’s goals of Mobility, Affordability, and Health/Environment. This will include an update...

From Solar Austin - For our March happy hour, Jim Walker will give an overview of the UT Austin Sustainability Master Plan and specific initiatives related to energy and renewables.  He will share his perspective on how university efforts fit into the broader context of City of Austin...