AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Energy has signed its first leasing agreement with the Yellow Bike Project.
AE will own the solar system which will feed the 15,400kWh created annually into the AE grid and will pay the Yellow Bike Project $350 a year for the use of their space said AE officials.
The thin-film solar modules can be produced in as little as six minutes by a printing process and are the first to be installed locally by HelioVolt, which is the first Austin based solar manufacturing company.
These panels are made from Copper Indium Gallium Selenide rather than commonly used silicon.
The installation of these panels indicate a major advancement in the city's push for clean energy.
The project is also the first by AE to pilot and research leasing rooftop space from non-profit organizations and on commercial properties.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
TxTAG’s customer call center lines are jammed as toll road violators scramble to pay up and avoid staying on a published scofflaw list.
The U.S. Grand Prix race in Austin next year will be held Nov. 2 and F1 weekend will not coincide with a UT Longhorns home football game.
One woman died early Wednesday after several shots were fired at a North Austin mechanic shop.
UPDATE // The two teenage girls missing since Saturday night were found safe at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Leander police said.
FEMA teams will be back in Southeast Austin to assess damage to public property like roads, bridges, and parks.