Solar Solutions

Solar for Your Home or Business

Are you ready to power up with sunshine and savings? Austinites are embracing solar as a clean, green, alternative source of power.

Solar Power: Good for Austin, Good for the Environment

When you use clean, renewable solar power for your home or business you help reduce Austin's carbon footprint and help protect the environment. You also contribute to the expansion of green jobs in the Austin area.

As a residential customer, you can:

  • Earn solar credits that apply to your electric bill
  • Increase the property value of your home.

As a commercial customer, you can:

  • Reduce your demand charges.
  • Earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification points.

Renewable Energy Subscription Options

Austin Energy offers options for customers to meet 100% of their electricity need with energy supplied from renewable resources.

Learn more about Community Solar for residential customers

Learn more about GreenChoice for residential and business customers

Austin Energy’s Free Solar Education Course

Shopping for solar at home takes careful consideration. The Austin Energy Solar Education Course gives you the knowledge you need for a positive solar buying and installation experience.

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Your solar energy system may also qualify for a federal investment tax credit and a property tax exemption.

Bienvenido al programa de Educación Solar de Austin Energy. Utilice este enlace para tomar el curso en español.

The Solar Education Course covers topics such as:

  • Sizing your system
  • Solar access and equipment
  • Rebates and financing
  • Comparing proposals
  • Questions to ask solar installers

Available online at your convenience 24/7, taking this this free course can also help you avoid solar scams. Check it out and help us spread the word!

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Date last reviewed or modified: 09/08/2022