solar power

Farmers Branch Aims for Groundbreaking on Its Solar Farm in Early 2024

by | Sep 11, 2023
By having a solar farm built on a former city landfill, Farmers Branch plans to be the first Texas city to power all its facilities with 100% locally generated renewable electricity. Groundbreaking is slated for early next year, with operations starting as soon as Fall 2024.
Dallas-Based Primoris Services Awarded $770M in Solar Projects
The awards are for "the engineering, procurement, and construction of three utility-scale solar facilities with a combined generation capacity of over 1.4 GW located in the Southwest," the company announced. See why the projects were awarded, according to Tom McCormick, the company's president and CEO—and catch up on two big leadership moves Primoris made earlier this year.
Dallas’ Hover Energy Gets Innovation Award from the British Ministry of Defence
by | May 12, 2023
The Sanctuary Award for Innovation was presented to Hover and the HMS Eaglet during a roundtable discussion on energy security and sustainable energy design at the U.S. Embassy in London. Hover CEO Chris Griffin, above right with Ian MacVicar of Task Energy Solutions, quoted King Charles during the event.
China-Based ‘Smart Solar’ Company Launches North American Subsidiary in Plano
by | Mar 1, 2023
Hoymiles Power Electronics, a leading global "smart solar" supplier based in China, has announced the opening of its first U.S. subsidiary in Plano, north of Dallas. Founded in 2012, the company says it empowers homeowners and professionals in more than 110 countries and regions to join the journey to what it calls "open energy for all."

Plano-Based Universal EV Chargers Gets Nearly $10M in Federal Grants for Hotel EV Charging Expansion

by | Sep 21, 2022
Plano-based Universal EV Chargers is laser-focused on getting its charging systems outside hotels nationwide. Now, with nearly $10M in federal grants as a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, it's aiming to secure business with brands like IHG, Wyndham, Marriott, and Hilton.
See Inside: Solar Energy-Focused Firm Opens New U.S. HQ and Innovation Center in Richardson
by | Jun 29, 2022
Chint Power Solutions America, a subsidiary of electronic components maker Chint Group, has made Richardson the new home of its U.S. HQ and Innovation Center—in yet another California HQ move to North Texas. As CPS seeks to grow its presence in the solar and clean energy space, it will use the Innovation Center "to shape what’s next in solar and energy storage technology."
‘The CliffsNotes of the Courthouse’: Fort Worth-Based Tracts and Austin’s Enverus Release TitleNotes
by | Jan 10, 2022
The new property rights solution "distills" deeds, leases, and other court documents from 1,700 words to 40 or less. That can help oil and gas firms and residential developers to quickly and efficiently determine ownership rights—so they can make the deal while others are still wading through data. We talked with Tracts' co-founder and CEO about his startup—and how it aims to "disrupt title as a whole."

Solar Panel Breakthrough: UNT Researchers Inkjet-Print 2D Perovskites for Better Flexible Panels

by | Jun 15, 2021
Funded by the Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research, the additive manufacturing breakthrough is a huge step toward more affordable and available flexible solar panels—for aircraft carriers, ocean-going drones, and more. 
Allen Developer Designs Maintenance-Free Home
by | May 26, 2017
From solar panels that generate electricity for the entire house to minimal wood that requires painting, The New Modern Home wants to take upkeep worries out of home buying.
Toyota’s Plano HQ to Have Texas’
Largest Solar Power System
by | Apr 17, 2017
The system will offset 33 percent of the headquarters' energy reliance on the traditional grid.
Tour to Shine Light on Solar Power in DFW
by | Oct 3, 2016
The 7th Annual DFW Solar Tour aims at showing the advantages of solar and other alternative power sources.