Build Native http://buildnative.com Leading Green Home Building and Residential/Commercial Solar Power Experts Wed, 20 May 2015 21:45:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Why Cheapest Isn’t Always Best http://buildnative.com/why-cheapest-isnt-always-best/ http://buildnative.com/why-cheapest-isnt-always-best/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 18:24:56 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12907 “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett The Native Difference: Warranty & Pricing When looking for a quote for your next home improvement project, whether it’s a solar PV system or remodel, you will probably be faced with a range of prices, high and low. Let’s inve...

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Why Cheapest Isn’t Always Best

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett

The Native Difference: Warranty & Pricing

When looking for a quote for your next home improvement project, whether it’s a solar PV system or remodel, you will probably be faced with a range of prices, high and low. Let’s investigate whether the least expensive quote really is the best, or whether you should invest a little more upfront in your home upgrades.

Is the cheapest quote the best?

In short, the answer is noyou really do get what you pay for.

Everybody loves a bargain. Getting a good value for your hard earned money is important. However, there are times when saving does not always equal a good deal. Do you eat at the cheapest restaurants? What about the car you drive every day…was it the cheapest make and model that you could have found? Most people’s homes are their largest investment, so the cost of the work should not be the primary decision metric when looking at improving upon that investment. Many things must be taken into consideration when looking at quotes. Then you have to wonder if the contractor you choose will be in business years down the road should you need their services for maintenance or other projects.

So, when you are comparing quotes for your project, dig deeper into the companies.

  • Will the contractors working on your project be professional, capable, respectful, and knowledgeable, or are they simply laborers?
  • Are the workers background checked?
  • Are the workers legal citizens?
  • What kind of workmanship warranty is offered?
  • What is the warranty on the products being used?
  • Are your best interests – both short and long term – addressed in the quote?
  • Are they local?
  • Find out what their story is and look at their portfolios.
  • How long have they been in business?
  • Are they diversified and stable?
  • Is their work well documented and high quality?
  • How are their online reviews?
  • Are they an award-winning company?

 

You will find that the cheapest quote often comes with more risk. Any and all home improvement projects are meant to be just that, an improvement. An upgrade. If a company comes in with a really low quote, ask yourself if this is truly going to be a home upgrade, or a headache for you down the road.

WHAT are you paying for with Native?

A high quality professional company with diversity.

NATiVE has the ability to offer a limited lifetime workmanship warranty, along with the product warranties, and that is a major add-on you won’t get from other companies, especially solar installers. The reason is longevity. With a diverse portfolio of services and company growth (Fastest 50 Growing Companies in Austin), NATiVE is positioned to honor this warranty by still being in business years from now. With part of NATiVE’s business being maintenance and repairs on out-of-business contractors’ work, NATiVE is in prime position in the young Texas solar industry that continually sees many companies come and go.

Why Native?

local company
professional
diversified business plan (construction, rainwater collection, and solar)
skilled NABCEP certified installers and certified electricians
highly rated customer reviews
Limited Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
high quality vetted products
Sunpower dealer
background checked employees
highly-skilled 100% US citizen workforce
pay living wage, health care and benefits to employees
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NATiVE-Built Hill Country Home For Sale http://buildnative.com/native-built-hill-country-home-for-sale/ http://buildnative.com/native-built-hill-country-home-for-sale/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 19:45:50 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12891 Hill Country Home For Sale – $865,000 This NATiVE-built, contemporary 3200 square foot Hill Country home is situated on 3 peaceful acres in Southwest Austin off scenic Fitzhugh Road near Jester King Brewery/Stanley’s Pizza & in excellent Dripping Springs ISD. The 4 bedroom home incor...

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Hill Country Home For Sale – $865,000

This NATiVE-built, contemporary 3200 square foot Hill Country home is situated on 3 peaceful acres in Southwest Austin off scenic Fitzhugh Road near Jester King Brewery/Stanley’s Pizza & in excellent Dripping Springs ISD. The 4 bedroom home incorporates an impressive array of energy efficient and high performance features as well as elegant and thoughtful design. It was recently featured in the Cool House Tour, Solar Tour, and is an Austin Energy Five Star rated home. Main floor – 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, office, media room/den, large open living room with two sided fireplace that opens up to the kitchen sitting area. Gourmet kitchen with wall of cabinets, quartz counters and oversized island. Upstairs – large room with closet and full bath (currently used as exercise area but could be 4th bedroom). In addition to detached two-car garage, there is also a two-car carport. Property also has a pole barn and a large covered parking canopy currently being used to store boat.

Green Features

6kW solar system with energy monitoring
Pre-wired for home automation
Geothermal HVAC system with desuperheater for hot water recovery
Energy Recovery Ventilator on HVAC system
Advanced/Smart thermostat can be accessed remotely with mobile app
Spray foam insulation
30,000 gallon potable rainwater system
LED lighting throughout home
No VOC Sherwin Williams paint throughout
Air-source heat pump water heaters
Passive solar design, clerestory windows, daylighting
High performance windows
Metal Roof
Dual Flush wall hung toilets
Ecosmart Bioethanol ventless fireplace with 36″ linear flame
High efficiency water fixtures
Energy Star Appliances
Large overhangs
Native landscaping

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Tesla Batteries – Should I Pre-Order Them Now? http://buildnative.com/tesla-batteries-should-i-pre-order-them-now/ http://buildnative.com/tesla-batteries-should-i-pre-order-them-now/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 17:24:00 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12876 In grand fashion this week, Elon Musk delivered a well publicized announcement about Tesla’s newest offering, a sleek home battery storage model dubbed the Powerwall. The Powerwall is a wall mounted collection of batteries designed to capture and store solar power so that a homeowner can run their h...

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In grand fashion this week, Elon Musk delivered a well publicized announcement about Tesla’s newest offering, a sleek home battery storage model dubbed the Powerwall. The Powerwall is a wall mounted collection of batteries designed to capture and store solar power so that a homeowner can run their home when the sun is not shining. The 10 kilowatt hours battery model is set to retail at $3,500.

 

Battery backup systems are nothing new. They have been around for years and Native has designed and installed quite a few of them. But battery storage adds considerable expense and complexity to a solar installation. What allows Tesla’s Powerwall to be small enough to hang on the wall is the leveraging of their compact lithium ion batteries, the same technology which is used to power their electric vehicles. The extensive research and development of this chemistry in the automotive arena has fueled the rapid price decline over the past several years. While these batteries enjoy some nice benefits over the incumbent lead acid battery technology, they are just now becoming cost competitive.

This announcement has sparked a interest from a lot of homeowners in Texas…but are the economics compelling enough that you should be excited too?

Over 90% of our clients with solar have no home storage, and that is perfectly fine. The grid acts as the battery. When the solar system generates extra electricity, it is fed back to the grid. Likewise, at night when you need power, you just take it from the grid. So if the grid is such a great battery, why should you consider adding home storage?

There are some situations in which home battery storage makes sense.

Off Grid Living – Texans building a small home or cabin on a remote piece of land may not have ready access to the grid. Running utility poles and lines can be cost prohibitive. In these cases, solar plus batteries may be the most economical way to reliably power their home. Emerging markets with little existing electrical infrastructure like in many parts of Africa and India are already target markets for battery storage systems.

Reliable Backup Power – Even though Austin Energy on average has better than a 99.99% uptime rating, some consumers have critical electrical loads, such as servers, that they can not afford to have dropping out even for a minute. In this case, having these circuits routed to a battery bank may be justified.

Utility Rate Structures – There are various utilities across the country that disincentivize solar customers from sending electricity back to the grid. This can be accomplished in different ways using the utility rate structure. In the case where the utility is not paying an equitable value for your solar energy, it may make sense to capture as much solar electricity as possible and use it in the home rather than send it back to the grid. Batteries allow you to accomplish this. As of today in Texas, many of the utilities fairly value the electricity that they receive from solar customers. There are some exceptions to this rule and I encourage you to send us any questions if you are unsure about your utility policy.

Zombies - If you’ve seen Walking Dead and are envisioning that future, then you need batteries tied to your solar. Today.

I applaud Elon Musk on the Powerwall announcement. He has communicated a bold and hopeful vision of where the energy market will be heading. He is also jumpstarting a synergistic market for his Telsa and SolarCity companies. We are excited about the sudden conversations that everyday people are having about the energy future. We are all talking about energy storage technology and how we can personally participate in changing our energy profile from fossil fuels to renewables. Isn’t that what this is all about?

Article by David Dixon, NATiVE VP of Renewable Operations
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NATiVE-Built Home For Sale in Kerrville http://buildnative.com/native-built-home-for-sale-in-kerrville/ http://buildnative.com/native-built-home-for-sale-in-kerrville/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:18:02 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12691 Kerrville Property Available – $650,000 $30,000 in tax credits available to the buyer 114 Blue Stem Trail Kerrville, TX 78028   Click image for gallery 9kW solar array with micro inverters 4 Tons Geothermal Heat Pump (30 EER) 80 Gallon Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater 30K Gallon Rainwater (P...

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Kerrville Property Available – $650,000
$30,000 in tax credits available to the buyer

114 Blue Stem Trail
Kerrville, TX 78028

Kerrville Energy Efficient Home

Home For Sale: This NATiVE-built 2,894 sqft energy-efficient home located on a beautiful 9.77 acre lot in Kerrville Country Estates is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a loft/bonus room and outdoor kitchen.

The home incorporates solar power, rainwater collection, geothermal, LED lighting, high-performance windows, and is built using advanced framing, spray foam insulation, and a standing seam metal roof.
 
This property is currently being xeriscaped (pictures are before landscaping).

View the Floor Plan

 
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9kW solar array with micro inverters
4 Tons Geothermal Heat Pump (30 EER)
80 Gallon Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater
30K Gallon Rainwater (Potable) with Commercial Tank and Backup Community Water Well
95% LED lighting
Spray Foam Insulation with 6″ Exterior walls
Standing Seam Metal Roof
Anderson 100 windows
Masonry/Hardie exterior
HERS Rating = 4 (score of 0 is a net zero home, 100 is an average home)
 

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Best Energy-Smart Home of the Year 2015 http://buildnative.com/best-energy-smart-home-of-the-year-2015/ http://buildnative.com/best-energy-smart-home-of-the-year-2015/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:13:07 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12514 NATiVE-built home wins Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s 2015 Award Best Energy-Smart Home Honoring the best in meaningful architecture and leading-edge design, Fine Homebuilding magazine’s annual HOUSES Awards are among the most coveted in the housing industry. For this prestigious awards program, Fine ...

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NATiVE-built home wins Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s 2015 Award Best Energy-Smart Home

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Honoring the best in meaningful architecture and leading-edge design, Fine Homebuilding magazine’s annual HOUSES Awards are among the most coveted in the housing industry. For this prestigious awards program, Fine Homebuilding’s editors evaluate literally hundreds of residential architecture project submissions each year from across the country, and ultimately choose to honor only 6 homes in their annual design issue.

Austin-based Danze & Davis Architects and NATiVE are thrilled to announce one of their collaboratively designed and built homes has won the Fine Homebuilding HOUSES 2015 Award as Best Energy-Smart Home. Located a short distance from metropolitan Austin in the sleepy Texas Hill Country village of Driftwood, this zero net energy home is a stellar example of state-of-the-art in energy efficiency, healthful practices, smart-home technology, and end-to-end sustainability.

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Read the full Fine Homebuilding Magazine cover story

Fresh off the press, you can pick up a copy of Fine Homebuilding’s HOUSES 2015 Awards Issue at the Open House, or visit any newsstand nationwide to purchase your copy. Flip to page 54 to read the in-depth story behind this home, entitled “Stepping off the Grid in Hill Country.” Additionally, you can access the same content digitally plus get exclusive extended slideshow and video coverage:

 

More about this Best Energy-Smart Home of the Year

This Austin Energy Green Building 5-star rated home in the Texas Hill Country proves that site-specific soft contemporary architecture and sustainability/energy efficiency can be great go-togethers. The energy-smart home was designed from the ground up to embrace the unique requirements of its owners around current and future livability, their passion for open and contemporary design, and to deliver panoramic views of the vineyard in the valley below – while also delivering on their desire to achieve net-zero energy efficiency status and to stay within a reasonable budget.

To reach that lofty green goal, our unique design started with careful siting on the 7.5 acre site, then integrating deep overhangs, copious daylighting, an elevated stair tower with motorized clerestory windows for passive cooling, a ground-source geothermal HVAC system, a hybrid heat-pump hot water heater, banks of solar photovoltaic panels, and state-of-the art energy monitoring systems. The design also incorporates spray foam insulation, a sealed attic, and 100% rainwater harvesting for all water needs.

Literally beginning with a clean sheet of vellum, our architect sketched a beautiful exterior that pays homage to traditional Texas Hill Country design vernacular yet is at peace with its hilltop site, incorporating locally quarried limestone masonry, deep overhangs and porches, Galvalume metal roofing, and varying widths of Earth-toned HardiPlank siding. Inside, we envisioned a straightforward yet open and airy floor plan, bringing to life the desire of the owners for a soft yet strictly contemporary design mantra and carefully segregating the public and private spaces. In keeping with healthful design practices, a detached garage and carport were connected to the house with a covered walkway in a zig-zag configuration – plus a central vacuum system, with the vacuum motor located in the garage, ensures no airborne dust is generated when the natural bamboo floors are cleaned.

The end result is an everyday hillside retreat for its owners, with the added cost benefits of net-zero energy living. In addition to the Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) 5-star rating – the highest level of award available in the program – the home was also awarded a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score rating of 7 (http://www.resnet.us/energy-rating) following an audit by an independent energy evaluation service. In actual practice, the all-electric home is performing very close to its near-net zero energy design spec.

“The Kolnowski residence has been a wonderful design experience from the beginning throughout the entire process, and we at Danze & Davis Architects are so excited to receive this Fine Homebuilding Award for 2015 as a team effort, working with the construction team at Native and the Kolnowskis. We are also especially pleased that the Kolnowskis are enjoying their home and the benefits of the net zero energy design solutions, because that is the real measure over time.”
- Donovan Davis, AIA – Danze & Davis Architects

“One does not set out on a project like this with an eye on potential national awards, but it became clear early on in our collaborative process with Danze & Davis Architects and Build Native that we had struck on a winning combination of resources – a collective team that could help us realize our goals of embracing great contemporary design, achieving near net-zero energy efficiency, a 360-degree view on sustainability, and keeping within a reasonable budget. We are exceedingly pleased that the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine have recognized our home with this HOUSES 2015 Award as their Best Energy-Smart Home.”
- Tom & Peggy Kolnowski, Homeowners

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Field Marketing Representatives http://buildnative.com/now-hiring-for-field-marketing-positions/ http://buildnative.com/now-hiring-for-field-marketing-positions/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:05:24 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12279 Responsibilities: Create strong partner relationships built on Customer engagement, commitment and customer service Initiate, schedule and attend community events in order to promote Native’s full-scope of services Provide weekly and monthly reporting statistics and communication on current and upco...

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Native is a leader in renewable energy and construction. Our continued growth has resulted in multiple positions opening up in our Marketing Department.

As a Field Marketing Representative, you generate solar leads by educating homeowners on the benefits of solar. Your role impacts sales results by developing, supporting and executing field marketing campaigns and activities. You will create and maintain strong lasting partner relationships built on Customer engagement, commitment and customer service. If you have a passion for sustainable energy and love working with the local community, this job is for you.

Field Marketing Representative
Type: Part-time
Open: Immediately
Deadline: May 31, 2015
(or until filled)
Apply Here

Responsibilities:

  • Create strong partner relationships built on Customer engagement, commitment and customer service
  • Initiate, schedule and attend community events in order to promote Native’s full-scope of services
  • Provide weekly and monthly reporting statistics and communication on current and upcoming objectives
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the solar industry and Native’s business goals
  • Consult and advise Customers about solar, while emphasizing product features and demonstrating technical knowledge of our products
  • Develop and maintain detailed records of Customer visits and activity and prepare monthly reports to define Customer value
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and create the best possible experience for the Customer
  • Develop and share best practices from the Field Marketing Representative role

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in customer service, sales or marketing preferred
  • Exudes professionalism and confidence as a Representative of Native
  • Plans, organizes and prioritizes in an efficient and productive manner
  • Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and conditions; anticipates and copes with change effectively
  • Ability to work independently and contribute in a team environment
  • Exceptional communication skills, including presenting and training abilities
  • Desire to Succeed
  • Candidate should have a flexible work schedule and have reliable transportation.

 
Interested applicants should fill out our online Native Application with resume on the Native website prior to the deadline. Qualified applicants will be called to schedule an interview.

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Announcing Partnership with 1Sun Solutions http://buildnative.com/announcing-partnership-with-1sun-solutions/ http://buildnative.com/announcing-partnership-with-1sun-solutions/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:44:07 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12499 AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 10, 2015 – NATiVE, a leader in green building and solar contracting, has finalized a formal partnership with 1Sun Solutions. 1Sun Solutions is an employee-owned installation company that offers industry leading solar installation expertise with over 40 years of comb...

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solar installers austinAUSTIN, TEXAS – April 10, 2015 – NATiVE, a leader in green building and solar contracting, has finalized a formal partnership with 1Sun Solutions. 1Sun Solutions is an employee-owned installation company that offers industry leading solar installation expertise with over 40 years of combined experience in the field.

1Sun Solutions is comprised of NATiVE’s former installation teams and is managed by Brandon Gibbs. Brandon has 5 years of solar industry experience and a total of 15 years experience in construction management, most recently serving as NATiVE’s Solar Operations Manager. Brandon’s unmatched work ethic and attention to detail make him uniquely qualified to lead the 1Sun Solutions team.

The last few years have resulted in dramatic cost reductions in the solar industry, coming primarily from the equipment manufacturers. The largest area of cost control that a solar contractor has is installation cost reduction through increased efficiency. During this period of cost reductions, the industry has seen trends toward outsourced installations – similar to that of the building construction industry. NATiVE’s partnership with 1Sun Solutions provides the installation cost containment necessary to be competitive, while retaining ownership of the customer experience by working with the same team and culture that built its reputation for quality.

This unique business model was developed to allow Native to focus on design and project management while empowering 1Sun Solutions’ employees to progress their solar careers and build upon their proven track record. Establishing 1Sun Solutions as an employee-owned company resonates the quality message throughout the organization, with each employee owner taking a special sense of pride in their work. 1Sun Solutions’ team of NABCEP certified installers and licensed electricians helped create NATiVE’s reputation for industry leading workmanship and will continue to do so for NATiVE and other solar companies who are seeking high quality installation work.

About NATiVE
NATiVE is an industry leading green building and solar contractor. Native was named by Solar Power World as a top 150 national solar contractor and top 5 solar contractor in Texas and by Austin Business Journal as the 10th fastest growing business in the Austin area, as well as a top 10 custom home builder in the area. More information about Native can be found at www.buildnative.com.

About 1Sun Solutions
1Sun Solutions is an employee owned company comprised of talented solar professionals who are responsible for over 10MW of installed capacity. 1Sun Solutions is built upon a foundation of quality workmanship and excellent customer service. More information about 1Sun Solutions can be found at www.1sunsolutions.com.

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Why Go Solar Now? http://buildnative.com/why-go-solar-now/ http://buildnative.com/why-go-solar-now/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:59:31 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12449 As we head into another scorching summer in Texas, the temptation to go solar is only natural. Look outside: Our roofs are drenched in untapped energy reserves. But with solar prices plummeting over the last several years, isn’t it better to wait until prices hit “rock bottom”? Why pull the trigger ...

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As we head into another scorching summer in Texas, the temptation to go solar is only natural. Look outside: Our roofs are drenched in untapped energy reserves. But with solar prices plummeting over the last several years, isn’t it better to wait until prices hit “rock bottom”? Why pull the trigger on solar now?

Over the last several years, solar adoption has soared, pushing solar panel prices to an all-time low.  System costs since 1998 have fallen 75% and Texas boasts  the lowest solar installation prices in the country. But if you wait a year or two, won’t the costs drop even more?

Maybe. But maybe not. Much of the cost has been driven out of the system components and future cost reductions will be much more gradual.  When you’re evaluating the pros and cons of buying a system now or waiting, consider the cost of waiting. Currently available incentives won’t last forever.

The Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit is due to expire at the end of 2016, unless legislators intervene. This tax credit is a boon to solar adopters as it offsets 30% of the system cost. Local utility incentives – while still healthy in many communities across Texas – can change at any moment. To avoid the Gold Rush effect, Austin Energy doesn’t give advance warning when its solar rebates are going to change. Oncor’s residential rebate pool dropped 20% from last year and is expected to be depleted by summer. In San Antonio, CPS is moving away from net metering to a PPA model, and its current rebate program is likely to expire at the end of this year.

Meanwhile, electricity prices are going up every year – in Texas, utility rates are expected to rise an average of 65 percent over the next 25 years, the average lifespan of a solar PV system.  Any calculation of the cost of waiting must weigh these increases against the potential benefits of adding solar to your home.

When you buy your solar system – and there are many financing options now that make buying much more attractive than leasing – you are adding an asset to your home that is now recognized just like any other home improvement such as a new water heater or roof, with one monumental difference: This asset generates ongoing cash for your family to apply to your utility bill. Does your refrigerator do that?

But if you’re still not convinced that the benefits outweigh the costs, consider this: According to a new report by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, a financed solar PV system already costs less than the energy purchased from a residential customer’s local utility in 42 of the 50 largest cities in the United States—and seven of those cities are in Texas.

Texas – the bellwether energy state — took an early lead in renewables, becoming the #1 state for wind. We are second only to California in terms of solar energy potential, and we have among the lowest solar installation costs in the country. Yet Texas ranks EIGHTH in solar capacity nationwide.

Texas has the unbridled opportunity to become one of the leaders in rooftop solar. But so far, when it comes to solar, we’ve been – as they say in the Lone Star State – “all hat and no cattle.”
Why are we waiting? If for no other reason than pure Texas pride, it’s time to take our energy leadership back – and make Texas #1 in solar.

Go Solar!

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Women in Solar Energy http://buildnative.com/women-solar-energy/ http://buildnative.com/women-solar-energy/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:03:37 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?p=12223 #NationWISE (Women in Solar Energy) Join the #NationWISE Multi-City Round Table Women in Solar Energy (WISE) is hosting a nationwide roundtable on Tuesday, 2/24. Be part of the movement to foster a better female workforce for clean energy and network with others in the growing solar industry. Native...

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#NationWISE (Women in Solar Energy)

Join the #NationWISE Multi-City Round Table

Women in Solar Energy (WISE) is hosting a nationwide roundtable on Tuesday, 2/24. Be part of the movement to foster a better female workforce for clean energy and network with others in the growing solar industry.

Native’s Cathy Redson joins execs from SunPower, Public Citizen and others in the industry to share stories and advice during a historic multi-city round table on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

The Austin event will take place at

Sagra
1050 E. 11th #100
Austin, Texas 78702
from 5:30 to 7 pm.
Register here: Women in Solar Energy
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River Bend http://buildnative.com/portfolio/river-bend/ http://buildnative.com/portfolio/river-bend/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:55:29 +0000 http://buildnative.com/?post_type=portfolio&p=12149 River Bend – Austin, TX Click Image for Gallery The River Bend Project is a 3.78kW residential solar photovoltaic (PV) array consisting of 14 270W LG modules and 14 Enphase M250 microinverters. Our river front client can expect to generate a minimum of 25 years, maintenance free, clean energy ...

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River Bend – Austin, TX

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The River Bend Project is a 3.78kW residential solar photovoltaic (PV) array consisting of 14 270W LG modules and 14 Enphase M250 microinverters. Our river front client can expect to generate a minimum of 25 years, maintenance free, clean energy from this NATiVE solar array, offsetting hundreds of tons of CO2 over it’s lifetime.

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Project Features:

3.78kW Solar Array
(14) 270W LG Solar Panels
(14) Enphase M250 Microinverters

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