Our Work

City of Houston Renewable Energy Projects

Houston is home to many organizations working in the energy industry. Because of this, Houston has earned the nickname as the “Energy Capital of the World”. In addition to being a hub of activity in the oil and gas industry, Houston is a leader in renewable energy initiatives as well. HARC works with the City of Houston on a wide range of renewable energy projects around the Houston metropolitan area.

Renewable energy projects have included:

  • Installing solar panels on the George R. Brown Convention Center;
  • Installing solar and small urban wind turbines on the 1002 Washington Street One-Stop Code and Permitting Center;
  • Purchasing 17 mobile solar generators Solar Powered Adaptive Container for Everyone (SPACE) units and locating them across the city to be used as backup power in the case of an extended power outage;
  • Working with stakeholders to identify barriers to and solutions for the advancement of solar energy in the Houston Region through the U.S. Department of Energy Solar America Cities Solar Houston Initiative; and
  • Collaborating with the cities of San Antonio and Austin to evaluate processes and identify opportunities to lower the soft costs of solar energy through the U. S. Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge, Texas Collaboration Grant.

Project Announcements

Researcher Announcement

HARC's Gavin Dillingham was quoted in a recent Megawatt Daily article on what to expect in the new future as more companies move toward reliance on renewable energy.

Publications, Lectures & Presentations

HARC's Gavin Dillingham will organize and present at Houston Green Office Challenge Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) 101 at the City of Houston Permitting Center on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Houston.

Researcher Announcement

HARC's Gavin Dillingham will moderate a panel at the Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance conference on Friday, November 13, 2015 in Houston.

Publications, Lectures & Presentations

HARC's Gavin Dillingham will speak at the EPA Workshop for Environmental Justice Communities on the Clean Power Plan, November 4, 2015 in Port Arthur, Texas.


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