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There has never been a better time to

ignite your Renewable Energy strategy.

Empowering your conservation potential

Welcome to Texas Consulting & Development, LLC

We develop innovative & scalable renewable energy  strategies that leverage Energy Conservation & Sustainability across public & private sectors. Our passion is to Automate & Integrate mission critical functions of your business such as :  Business & Workflow Management , Service Enablement functions to drive cost out of your business & optimize cash flow.  The Renewable Energy economy is Global & so are our solutions, the Internet & Encryption allows us to securely access & enable our solutions across any border.  We can also help you identify Environmental & Social issues important with your local community & retrofit your brand to align with energy conservation. We demonstrate “Stakeholder Engagement", by listening to you, investors, customers  & your local community.

Our Team

Our employees specialize in wide area of expertise including Business & Partner Development, Product Distribution, Workflow Automation & Cash flow Optimization.

Our Services

Learn how to scale your business using the principles of Energy Management & Environmental Sustainability.

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Schedule an "Ignite" session with us to  learn how to minimize your carbon footprint & maximize your bottom line.

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Fleet & Shipping Industry needs EV.

Feb 1 2023

We are excited to have partnered with TRAILAR, a British company to provide solar solutions for commercial fleet vehicles. Whether you have a fleet of vans, tractor trailers or refrigerated vehicles - we can help your bottom line in terms of:

  • Lowering your fuel consumption
  • Emissions 
  • Improve battery life & lower maintenance costs 
  • Provide you critical telematic data across all your fleet

The equipment can be retrofitted to your fleet of commercial vehicles to be used while they are in idle mode - using back-lifts (loading & unloading) shipments. 

Talk to us about your fleet and drive your diesel fuel usage down with this solution.

Fleet & Shipping Industry needs EV.

Jan 10 2023

A recent fleet survey found that 85% of fleets that adopted alternative energy vehicles, including battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), propane and compressed natural gas, plan to expand their use for the third year running. 67% of fleets surveyed intend to order BEVs this year2.

This year and beyond, fleet managers, operations executives and commercial vehicle drivers are tasked with delivering more value with their existing resources. They will rely on connected fleet platforms more than ever to improve safety, reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and compliance, and optimize asset productivity.

Optimizing the value of fleet vehicles and equipment assets is a common theme as interest rates climb and the threat of a recession looms. Here are six transportation industry-shaping trends that will drive innovation, mitigate risk, and create efficiencies this year and beyond.

Inflation Reduction Act Means Business.

Dec 30 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act will drive electrification of transportation forward but won’t be enough to meet the United States’ climate goals under the Paris Agreement, according to a new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation.

The ICCT is best known as the research group that broke the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal. We recently covered another of its reports showing that plug-in hybrids use more gas than previously thought.

Its new report analyzes the effects that the US Inflation Reduction Act and its new electric car tax credits will have on EV adoption in the US.

The analysis comes to the conclusion that the new tax credits will be a significant driver of electrification, likely resulting in 48-61% EV sales among light duty vehicles in 2030. This would exceed the Biden administration’s goal of 50% EV market share by 2030.

Electrification is here to stay.

June 1 2023

While it’s of course fun to learn and explore all the new and emerging EVs technology here on Earth, it’s also important to recognize why zero emission vehicles have been reintroduced to society and why they are so vital to the future of the human race.

Despite what some political leaders or cynics may say, there’s no denying the blatant evidence of climate change throughout the world. While we at Electrek celebrate electric mobility, part of its success in recent years has been a symptom of a much larger issue created be the combustion-reliant vehicles that dominated the industry before them.

We’ve seen EV adoption snowball the past few years and nearly all automakers have committed to at least some deadline for complete electrification (although for many that still includes hybrids). The Paris Agreement has outlined global goals to bring Earth’s temperatures back down and combat the looming effects of climate change.

Community Solar

May 23 2020

What is Community Solar?

Community solar refers to local solar facilities shared by multiple community subscribers who receive credit on their electricity bills for their share of the power produced. This model for solar is being rapidly adopted nationwide.

Why Community Solar?

Community solar generally occupies leased land and is easier to return to its original state than many other forms of development. It enables equal access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy regardless of the physical attributes or ownership status of an individual’s home or business. In other words, if you can’t install solar directly on your property, community solar is a great option for accessing the savings and other benefits solar provides.

How it works

Partnerships between landowners, solar community developers, and communities allow for residential and businesses owners to share affordable access to renewable energy, save money on electricity and save the planet.  It is becoming more popular in rural communities where the costs of power distribution and increased demand becomes too expensive and a barrier for economic growth.

What to expect in 2019?

April 1 2019

The cost of installing solar for your house or business depends on how much electricity you want to generate – a bigger system will cost more because you’ll need to buy more equipment and more labor will be needed to install it.

The cost of an average 6 kilowatts (kW) solar system  in the U.S is more than two percent lower than it was just a year ago, and solar panel system costs are continuing to fall.  Other factors like the types of equipment, permits, installation labor and other costs of doing business can impact the final costs of your system.

Here are 3 tips that will help:

1. Homeowners who get multiple quotes save 10% or more

2. The biggest installers typically don’t offer the best price

3. Comparing all your equipment options is just as important

Schedule an appointment with us and we can help find a price right for your personal or company budget.  Its never been a better time to design your renewable energy plan.  And we all new customers who sign up for solar will get a FREE "Nest Programmable Thermostat" with their installation.

Considering Solar battery for your home or business?

March 18 2019

Solar panels have one job: They collect sunlight and transform it into electricity. But they can make that energy only when the sun is shining. That’s why the ability to store solar energy for later use is important: It helps to keep the balance between electricity generation and demand. Lithium-ion batteries are one way to store this energy—the same batteries that power your phone.

When you install a solar battery as part of your home solar energy system, you can actually store the extra energy your solar panels produce at home instead of feeding it back into the electricity grid. With solar batteries, you maximize your ability to use the electricity generated by your solar panels on a day-to-day basis. During the times when you need more electricity than your solar panels are producing (later in the day or at nighttime), you can use the solar energy you have stored.

Schedule an appointment with us and we can help find whether a back up battery is right for you.  Its never been a better time to design your renewable energy plan.  And all new customers who sign up for solar will get a FREE "Nest Programmable Thermostat" with their installation.

Savings of going Solar:

March 11 2019

Homeowners who obtain a solar power installation in 2019 will be able to obtain a 30% credit. As it currently stands, the 30% credit would be of the total cost of homeowners’ costs for a solar power installation. For example, if a residential solar system installation cost $20,000, the 30% would account for a $6,000 credit on homeowners’ taxes. Depending upon the amount owed in taxes, this could potentially work out to be a nice return for homeowners or potentially owing nothing to the federal government and rolling those credits over to the next year. Depending upon homeowners’ tax situation, this could end up being very lucrative for homeowners.

In order to qualify for the federal solar tax credit, homeowners need to meet the following criteria:

•The homeowners’ solar installation must occur prior to December 2019

•Only homeowners, not renters, or business owners will be able to qualify

•Solar panels must be owned, not leased

Homeowners must owe more than the solar tax credit in taxes in order to take advantage of the federal tax credit.

Claiming the Federal Solar Tax Credit

Tax season is in full swing in March. That means over the next few months, tax preparers will be very busy filing taxes on behalf of a variety of homeowners. In order for homeowners to claim their federal solar tax credit, tax preparers should be careful to fill out the forms to collect the Residential Energy Credits. This process can help homeowners to claim the federal solar tax credit for their residential solar power installation.

To install a new solar power installation, schedule a consulting appointment with us and join those who are saving money & getting paid to go green !

Residential Solar in 3 Easy Steps:

March 1 2019

Going solar is easier than you think.  Residential customers can benefit from a free customized Solar Design for your home.  Just 3 simple steps once you've scheduled your initial appointment.

Step 1: We review your current electric costs & create a customized solar design.

Step 2: Review pricing, financing & discounts (includes : Zero down financing, 30% Tax deduction & local rebates)

Step 3:  Schedule installation of all equipment (includes HOA approvals, Power Company inspections, testing and turn up)

Our approach takes the guess work & mystery of going Solar.  Give us a call & stop paying your electric bill - start paying yourself. We think there’s never been a better time to “re-ignite” your  renewable energy strategy - saving the environment while saving money.

Renewable energy for Social Good

February 1 2019

We think 2019 will be a pivotal year in the renewable energy industry and its ability to accomplish public good in our communities.  We see a direct connection with renewable energy & helping the community's less fortunate.  For example, water scarcity has become a real challenge across the world:

  • The facts support that water & power are interdependent. These two resources are interconnected.
  • Investment in Reliable & Affordable access to clean water improves health & reduces poverty.

  • Texas & the (S.W U.S) are among those are whose demand will exceed supplies. More than 75% of natural sources, such as rivers, basins, aquifers have reseeded.

  • The world’s poorest survive on less than 2.5 Gallons a day, compared to 400 Gallons used by an American family of 4.

We think there’s never been a better time to “re-ignite” San Antonio’s renewable energy strategy and accomplish more public good.

Renewable energy for Social Good

January 21 2019

The growth of renewable energy like solar in San Antonio provides a tremendous opportunity to address some of the greatest challenges faced by lower-income communities: the high cost of housing, unemployment, homelessness & pollution. Going solar can be a cost savings tool for non-profit organizations who serve the most vulnerable in our city. Solar provides long-term financial relief from high and unpredictable energy and operational expenses of services like food, shelter and housing. Private, Public and Partnering (P3) on community based Energy Improvement Projects (EIPs) will benefit local non-profits, the city and our environment.

Talk to us if you’d like to learn more about Energy Improvement Projects (EIPs) – we think there’s never been a better time to “re-ignite” San Antonio’s renewable energy strategy and accomplish more public good.

Here's what you should know

January 6, 2019

We wanted to start 2019 with reviewing a few items to consider before going solar:  Knowing your options as well as which the benefits & savings apply will demystify the selection process.

-Solar can meet the need of your home or place of business.

-Installing solar may require to remove a few tree branches that may prevent good sun exposure to the panels. Solar panels are most effective when exposed to direct sunlight without barriers that provide shade, possibly blocking out sun rays.

-Check the condition of your roof. Always require your roof be examined by a roofing expert before considering a solar installation.

-How efficient is your home or place of business? Filling gaps in your insulation or replacing older appliances, windows & incandescent light bulbs with more efficient versions will help you immediately help you consume less electricity.

-Get quotes from several reputable solar companies in your local area.

-A good quote is designed based on your energy usage, the amount of Kilowatts you produce throughout the year. Your electric bill is your best source for that information & a minimum of 3 bills should be used to get a more accurate understanding of your power usage.

-HOA’s can be a challenge, but they cannot prevent you from installing solar for your home.

-Consider a mix of cash & financing options that works best for you. There are reputable lenders that can qualify you for ‘zero’ down & low monthly payments over a 10 20 year fixed rate.

-Understand the unique benefits & savings gong solar has for your. Your utility company, rate plans, current & future usage all add up to your overall benefits.

-San Antonio’s utility company CPS actually pays residential & business customers cash to assist with the costs for your solar installation. Other benefits include the 30% IRS Federal tax credit & depreciation tax exemption you will receive for the year you go solar.

-If your home or place of business is on a larger plot of land, consider a ground mount option or even a wind turbine solution.

Ready to move forward? Great , schedule an appointment & let us help you design the right solution & simplify EVERYTHING !

Our 2019 "Living Water" Campaign

December 27 2018

Can renewable energy provide reliable clean drinking water ?  The answer is yes, innovative companies have manufactured a  Hydro-panel product that will create clean, purified drinkable water "out of thin air".  We are very excited to introduce innovative solar panels that generate clean drinkable water.  Here are some of the features for each pair of solar arrays:
  • Produce 4-10 Liters of water daily.
  • Carefully monitored to provide pure drinking water
  • Resilient and not subject to municipal water contamination or shortages
  • Requires NO electricity & is plastic free

Watch for updates in 2019 as these innovative hydro-solar panes are installed in San Antonio as part of a San Antonio "Living Water" campaign, which will be a Public, Private Partnering with the goal to  provide access to free public drinkable water for those who lack reliable access to this precious resource.  We are leveraging this innovative technology to deliver new applications for accomplishing private & public good in our community.  If you share that opinion, schedule an "Ignite" session with us to learn more.

Consulting & Education Series

December 17 2018

Taking the guesswork & mystery out of Renewable Energy in not an easy task.  Many simply don't have the time or expertise to research what to consider or where to start in starting a renewable energy strategy.  That's why we offer a Free Consulting & Education service for community organizations & their constituents, businesses owners or homes interested in learning more about conserving resources like electricity & water.  We help you identify likely alternatives such as Solar, Wind turbine & water conservation solutions specific to your need.  Let's  start with basics:

  • Take on a Challenge - Set a goal & reduce your electricity & water consumption by X% in 2019.
  • Take Inventory - Look at your monthly energy consumption, such as bills, efficiency of appliances and the frequency of use.
  • Take Action:
    • Identify major contributors & behaviors- List any older inefficient appliances, types of bulbs, water consumption & use need.
    • Consider Solar, Wind renewable energy & Water conservation strategies that make sense for your life & business.
Click "Ignite Session"  & schedule a free face to face presentation for your constituents, at your office, or home in January.  Just click here to schedule.

5 facts about the Renewable Energy Industry.

November 26 2018

Taking a look behind the scenes of the global shift to renewable energy,  I thought this would be a great time to review 5 facts that have a significant impact on the renewable energy industry, global economy & environment.

#1. China invests the most into renewable energy:

This investment represents the long term profitability & stable investment that renewable energy poses for China's economy & infrastructure.  Investments are approximated to reach $780 Billion by 2030.

#2  Michel Bloomberg invests $70 Million in the U.S Cities: 

Mr. Bloomberg, former mayor of NYC has created the  "Bloomberg Philanthropies", an organization & funding mechanism that incentivizes U.S cities such as Cincinnati to migrate from coal burning to Solar &  Wind green forms of power.

#3. Number of Cities using more than 75% soars to 100. 

The number of cities across the globe are expected to climb to reach approximately 100% powered by renewables by 2050.

#4 Mongolia goes Green in a big way !

This small country is investing $85M into a series of wind turbine farms. Their climate and terrain is a good fit to support it to be deployed across their country.  The Asian Development Bank has been identified to provide the underwriting & capital investment.

#5 Renewable Energy Industry Values steadily rise.

The Renewable industry market capital is estimated to reach approx $300 BillionThis growing investment represents about 20% of the larger energy markets & are expected to steadily rise as associated risks, costs & other barriers to markets give way to falling prices to manufacture, install & maintain.

Bottom line :

The renewable business model is poised to grow globally across developing countries, as well as Europe and here in the U.S.  Having a diversified portfolio of investment to drive selective partnering, innovation & business development will hedge against abrupt changes in domestic policies among other sociology-economic pressures.

Big Tech Companies Are Driving Demand For Renewable Energy

November 18 2018

It takes a lot of electricity to keep the digital universe humming. Some of it powers the actual servers and data storage drives, but the majority of the electrons used by data centers at Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and other tech companies are needed to power the fans and air conditioning units needed to keep all that hardware cool.

Being Good Stewards Of The Earth

Publicly traded companies are under pressure from investors today to obtain the electricity they use from renewable sources. There’s something just not right about creating carbon emissions to operate the internet. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the tech industry has contracted for more renewable energy — 2,581 megawatts — than any other sector of the global economy. It has signed deals for 10.4 gigawatts more just this year.

Google is the largest consumer of green energy in the world at more than 3 gigawatts, followed by Facebook at 2 gigawatts, and Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon at around 1 gigawatt each. A typical nuclear power plant generates about 1 gigawatt of electricity.

The Internet Of Things

The internet of things is growing exponentially. There are 27 billion devices connected to the internet today, according to IHS Markit, but that number is expected to explode to 138 billion by 2030, reports Bloomberg, as everything from thermostats to doorbells to self-driving cars begin sharing data with tech companies and with each other. That means utility companies are starting to view tech companies as important new customers for the electricity they produce. IHS Markit estimates data centers are responsible for 2 to 3% of all electricity consumed in developed countries.

Many data centers are being located in Scandinavia, where abundant hydro power is available. Those countries also tend to have lower average temperatures, which reduces the cooling loads on the centers. Andreas Regnell, head of strategy at Vattenfall AB, Sweden’s largest utility, tells BNEF, “In the near term, I think we will probably see data centers as the biggest driver of power demand, at least in the Nordics.”

The Future Economy & Business Model will be "Green"

November 10, 2018

As renewables go head-to-head with fossil-based power solutions to provide new capacity without financial support, key opportunities exist to open cost-effective technology pathways. This is especially

true in developing countries, where much of the world’s future energy demand growth will occur. Renewable energy increasingly makes business sense for policy

makers & investors. For this reason, renewables will continue driving the global energy transformation, while benefiting the environment & our collective future.

Simultaneously, various new cost reduction drivers are emerging. Competitive procurement, notably auctions, has resulted in more transparent costs, while global competition has brought the experience of a myriad of project developers to new markets. Their combination

of expertise, purchasing power & access to international financial markets is further driving down project costs & risks, & a string of record-low auction prices for solar PV, concentrating solar power (CSP), onshore wind & offshore wind power were set in 2016-2017. The trend is clear: by 2020, all mainstream renewable power generation technologies can be expected to provide average costs at the lower end of the fossil-fuel cost range. In addition, several solar PV & wind power projects will provide some of the lowest-cost electricity from any source.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

 Public & private investment into power transmission

November 01, 2018

From 2012 to 2016, SPP completed approximately $5 billion worth of transmission upgrades. A significant portion of this investment was made under SPP’s Balanced Portfolio and Priority Projects and a series of new, higher voltage transmission lines were developed to connect higher quality wind resources to load centers in the region. As a result, nearly 9.6 GW of new wind power has come online in the region since 2013, with corporate procuring nearly 2.5 GW of that total. These lines were made in possible, in part, through SPP’s Highway-Byway cost allocation method, where costs for transmission projects 300 kV and above are regionally allocated. Although the new cost allocation process faced some initial opposition, support from the SPP Board, the governors of Kansas and Oklahoma, lawmakers in Kansas, and other stakeholders proved enough to move the new process forward. The new transmission lines resulting from SPP’s Balanced Portfolio have yielded significant benefits greater than initially estimated at the time of construction. Transmission investment between 2012 and 2014 is expected to return benefits exceeding $16.6 billion over the 40-year life of the system — a benefit-to-cost ratio of 3.5, according to a SPP report. However, as discussed in more detail later in this paper, the region does not attempt to quantify corporate demand in its current planning processes – although it will consider potential corporate renewable purchase deals on a case-by-case basis.

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"We really feel like we are doing our part to help combat Climate Change & the Tax rebate is real." - Anthony C.

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