Increasing its budget for solar energy the City of Austin also supports the solar industry and solar jobs in the area. Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association joins others in the Austin Solar Industry in recognizing the City of Austin for this bold move.

"An incremental increase in the annual investment in distributed local solar is a positive signal that the city sees citywide benefits in this investment. Additionally, it signals to me to continue to invest in people. By attracting and hiring local talent, we can innovate within our industry and lower the cost of solar to our community." Stan Pipkin, VP Managing Director Lighthouse Solar