Posted on July 7, 2008. Filed under: -- Austin Related, -- Energy/Being GREEN, -- What MOLLY's Up To | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Molly Greaves

I recently found this group and now I’m happily going to attend as many events as possible in the future.  It’s a great resources for local Austinites, and I even met some folks from down in San Antonio.  Nice.


Meet and discuss opportunities for starting and growing business in Central Texas in the Solar Energy Industry.


Vision: To establish Central Texas as a leading center of Solar Innovation

Purpose: Provide networking opportunities for professionals to generate and attract Solar Energy businesses to Central Texas.

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs who are starting, or looking to start a solar-based business
  • Investors looking to invest in the fast growing solar industry
  • Technologists looking to share ideas for new products or services
  • Employers in the solar field looking to hire people
  • People looking to join solar startups
  • Attorneys, Bankers and service providers interested in growing with the solar industry


Solar energy, including photovoltaics, solar thermal, or concentrated solar power, is growing at a
rate of over 30% per year and is forecast to be a $70B+ industry by 2012. Central Texas is well
positioned to become one of the nation’s leading centers of innovation for this exciting and
important technology. With resources like Austin Energy, the Clean Energy Incubator, the
University of Texas, and a strong base of venture capital and entrepreneurial talent, Austin can,
and should, compete with other areas in establishing or attracting solar energy startups. It takes
individuals and investors like you with a passion for renewable energy and a willingness to get
involved in starting and growing new companies to make it happen. We welcome you to join us,
network to find people with similar goals, or just be SEEN with solar entrepreneurs.


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I want to be involved. I have a depth of experience in Inside and Outside Sales, Sales Management and Operations. I want to convert my property to solar, so I am interested anyway, but I want my career o move into solar. I need to get involved, meet people and plan my moves. Hall Martin suggested I contact SEEN, thank you, Paul Burgess

I’m a military officer who after 21 years is ready to move into a second career for a new challenge and Solar and other renewables is an area that truly excites me – I think it’s a critical infrastructure as well as national security issue for the Nation.

I want to join a growing startup so if anyone who has any ideas of how to get started on such a dramatic career shift, this Army officer who has been focused in the Military for 25 years (21 Army and four at West Point) would love to hear from you!

In addition to these programs, Austin energy also has a solar water heating program that rebates up to $2000 of the cost. These systems can save you around 30% on your monthly utility bill if you’re electric only.

Austin solar water heater

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