The brightest local leaders in sustainability, green building, and solar energy initiatives were honored at the 2016 Sustainable, Progressive, and Renewable City (SPARC) Party hosted by nonprofit Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) at Hemisfair’s Yanaguana Garden Thursday night.
The sun did not shine on Solar Fest on Saturday, but an overcast sky and occasional drop of rain did not deter crowds from stopping by Roosevelt Park for the annual event that mixes fun with solar-powered education.
A lot has changed in the local solar energy industry since last year’s Solar Fest.
San Antonians have been installing solar panels on their rooftops for more than a decade, but soon CPS Energy customers will have two more ways to participate in the solar economy.
After about seven months of planning, Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) and Solar San Antonio (SSA) announced their official merger on Monday after a meeting of the two nonprofit boards finalized the arrangement.
As CPS Energy prepares to roll out a new pilot program aimed at covering as many customer rooftops with solar panels as possible, local solar industry professionals have formed the San Antonio Solar Alliance (SASA), a nonprofit interest group that aims to stall the program’s contract negotiations.
A new partnership between Solar San Antonio (SSA) and Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) hope to offer a comprehensive approach to the education, formation and development needed for renewable and sustainable energy sources.
During the inaugural SA Next event on March 13 at Geekdom’s Rand Building, Anita Ledbetter, executive director of both Build San Antonio Green (BSAG) and Solar San Antonio, spoke of a bright future – inspired by the past.
CPS Energy recently hosted a tour of Alamo 3, the latest of seven commercial solar farms the public utility has built around Texas to live up to its goal to install 400 megawatts (MW) of solar power to CPS Energy customers by 2016.
CPS Energy announced plans Monday to seek proposals from solar installation companies that would lease residential rooftops where solar panels would produce energy sold back to the energy utility.