Texas Solar Outfitters has provided solar design, installation, and maintenance services in the greater Houston, Texas area for over a decade. The company claims to be the oldest solar installer within Houston city limits and has completed hundreds of solar projects since its founding.
The leadership team at Texas Solar Outfitters is headed by Stewart Masterson, an expert in the energy field. Back in 2007, Masterson founded his own energy brokerage and consulting company, kiloWatt Partners, and is a member of the multi-chapter CAI. Masterson, intrigued by renewable and solar energy advancements, decided to leverage his industry knowledge and acquired Texas Solar Outfitters.
With a system installed by Texas Solar Outfitters, clients can expect more predictable and affordable utility bills without worrying about power outages and rising energy costs. Texas has more than enough sunny days to ensure that clean power can be generated in abundance.
Most solar installation companies offer traditional PV solar system installation on both residential and commercial properties. While Texas Solar Outfitters provides these expected services, the company also provides full-home generator and battery backup solutions to its clients. By having a generator or battery backup attached to the solar system installed, clients are protected from power outages and shortages.
Unsuspecting inclement weather has been known to wreck havoc on utility providers, subsequently leaving homeowners in a bind. With a generator or solar battery backup installed, Texas Solar Outfitters’ clients will not deal with these types of issues.
While solar systems are designed to function at a high level for several decades, problems and maintenance issues can arise. Most solar installation companies solely offer solar sales and installation services to clients. Texas Solar Outfitters has gone above and beyond by creating its own service department that is equipped to handle issues that may arise after installation.
Regardless of whether or not Texas Solar Outfitters was responsible for the solar system installation, the company will come out and offer repairs and maintenance service if a system goes down for any reason. The service department with Texas Solar Outfitters provides the following services:
Many solar clients fail to realize that a solar system will likely outlive the lifespan of the roof. In these instances, Texas Solar Outfitters can particularly be of service, reinstalling the system after the work on the roof is completed.
With the cost of solar systems steadily decreasing in the last several years and the focus and popularity of utilizing renewable energy on the rise, solar installation companies have been popping up around the country at an increasingly fast rate.
Texas Solar Outfitters, however, has been offering these services for a long time. There is no solar equipment on the market that the company is not equipped to handle or service. Additionally, Texas Solar Outfitters installers are NABCEP certified, something not all new technicians can say.
Since the team at Texas Solar Outfitters is not new to the solar game, the company has developed partnerships and become certified installers of several different solar manufacturers’ equipment. These partnerships allow Texas Solar Outfitters clients access a number of brands and technologies, ensuring that each system is catered and custom designed to effectively power the property.
For solar panels, Texas Solar Outfitters is a certified installer of Q. Cells, Solaria, and LG products. These are backed by 25-year equipment warranties. The company also installs Chargepoint, Enel X Juicebox, and Wallbox EV chargers ensuring that the electric supply is ready to meet demand. This is particularly important for commercial properties.
Most solar installation companies will service the state the company is located in or will pick a select few of the most populated cities to provide installation services. While this is the industry“norm, some solar companies have found a way to expand services into multiple states or regions of the country.
Texas Solar Outfitters is sticking with the more traditional model, only servicing the greater Houston area. This drastically impacts the number of clients that the company can service and limits who can have a solar system installed.
Investing in solar is exactly how it sounds — a financial investment. While in the long run, solar can save clients thousands of dollars in utility costs, the upfront fees are substantial. To combat the upfront costs, most solar installation companies offer some sort of lease, PPA, or loan agreement. This allows clients that do not have thousands of dollars on hand to purchase a system to still access the power of solar.
While Texas Solar Outfitters will help clients access incentives and tax breaks offered by the state of Texas, the company itself does not offer any sort of financial option to clients who need increased flexibility in order to have the system installed.