Our Clients

Texas business owners are going solar to help them achieve financial goals, gain energy independence and to become a leader in their market.

Commercial Portfolio

Recent Projects

Here are some of our most notable projects that illustrate solar system size, annual energy production, CO2 produced and how much is saved per year on energy bills.

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Worth and Associates

Worth and Associates, a locally owned San Antonio commercial real estate, development, investment and brokerage firm, has 7 properties with solar carports as part of the Big Sun Community Solar program. These solar carports allows Worth to provide covered parking as an added value to their tenants and an opportunity for CPS Energy customers to lower their energy bills with community solar.

3,612 MWh

Annual Energy Production

2,362.4 kW

System Size

1,528 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$325,040

Savings per year
Farinon location

"We’re proud to be working with Big Sun Solar to facilitate the growth of solar power in the Alamo City. The shift toward solar is something we, at Worth, have been interested in participating in for quite some time and this was the perfect opportunity to get involved with our properties throughout the city."

Clint Worth
President of Leasing and Development - Worth & Associates
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Carports

Rush Enterprises

Rush Enterprises, the premier solutions provider for the commercial vehicle industry, partnered with the Big Sun Community Solar program to offer solar carports at their trucking center in Converse, Texas. With 3,500 solar panels, this is the largest solar carport installation in Texas and provides shade to 181 semi trucks and powers approximately 125 homes.

1,837 MWh

Annual Energy Production

1,308.9 kW

System Size

777 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$165,331

Savings per year
Rush A and B

"Solar carports have lowered our electric bills, decreased the risk of hailstorms damaging our new vehicle inventory and helped us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Solar carports make environmental and financial sense."

Derrek Weaver
President of Leasing and Development - Worth & Associates
View Case Study
Hotel

Baywood Hotels

Baywood Hotels, one of the nation’s fastest growing, privately owned hotel companies, offers some of the most innovative solutions in the hotel industry. They partnered with Big Sun Solar to install rooftop solar at four of their hotel properties, including Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express and Tru by Hilton.

457 MWh

Annual Energy Production

362.52 kW

System Size

193 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$44,362

Savings per year
Baywood Hotel

“Big Sun Solar came highly recommended to us from a bank we do business with and we now have Big Sun solar panels on many of our hotels throughout San Antonio and plan on rolling it out to other hotels throughout the country. We would definitely recommend Big Sun to anyone in the hotel industry but also to anyone who wants solar.”

BJ Patel
SVP of Development & Finance - Baywood Hotels
View Case Study
Multi-Family

River House Apartments, Hixon Properties

Hixon Properties, a local, privately held real estate investment firm has been in the business since 1975 acquiring, developing, and managing properties that range from downtown luxury hotels to suburban self-storage facilities. In addition to 3 of their self-storage properties, they partnered with Big Sun Solar to install rooftop solar on their luxury River House apartments located on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River.

246 MWh

Annual Energy Production

168.5 kW

System Size

104 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$23,889

Savings per year
River House

“There’s a responsibility we have to build sustainable projects because we believe it’s the right thing to do. We wanted to work with a local company and with people we trust - Big Sun Solar was a perfect partner and they made sure the economics made sense for our business.”

John Beauchamp
VP, Acquisitions & Development - Hixon Properties
View Case Study
Dealership

Cavender

Cavender Auto Group has been selling and servicing automobiles and trucks in San Antonio and South Texas for over 65 years. They have been working to incorporate sustainability initiatives into its operations, and determined investing in solar energy was its next step. Cavender is the first auto dealer in San Antonio to install solar carports at five of its San Antonio-area dealerships and collision center. The carports provides Cavender's inventory of vehicles with protection from inclement South Texas weather, while providing valuable renewable energy savings on their electric bills.

5,071 MWh

Annual Energy Production

3,225 kW

System Size

2,145 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$491,892

Savings per year
GMC West

We worked with Big Sun Solar on solar projects for 6 dealerships. They executed smoothly, on time and with minimal disruption. The Big Sun Solar team has done a great job. Their work is accurate and on time.  And they kept me well informed with no surprises.

Dan Houghton
Facilities Director - Cavender Auto Group
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Medical

Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA)

Founded in 1975, Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA) is the largest single specialty vascular group in Texas with 9 locations in San Antonio. They invested in solar carports at their downtown San Antonio location not only to reduce their energy bills but the carports provide an added amenity to their employees and patients.

PVA

238 MWh

Annual Energy Production

164.25 kW

System Size

101 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$23,062

Savings per year
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Manufacturing

Cuisine Solutions

Cuisines Solutions is a food manufacturer that makes entrees, sauces, and other menu items for food service providers, restaurants, airlines, hotels, and retail businesses across the globe. They have a massive, 315,000-square-foot plant in San Antonio with the largest community solar installation in the city - community solar and other sustainable design and practices earned the plant a LEED certification.

Cuisine site

1,368 MWh

Annual Energy Production

894.6 kW

System Size

579 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$123,087

Savings per year
Self-Storage

ATX Storage, The Jenkins Organization

The Jenkins Organization, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate company specializing in the self-storage and RV park industries with expertise in the areas of acquisition, development, ownership, management, and disposition. We worked with Jenkins to install rooftop solar at their ATX Self Storage facility located in Austin, Texas.

ATX Storage

295 MWh

Annual Energy Production

205.02 kW

System Size

125 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$28,589

Savings per year
Nonprofit

San Antonio Zoo School

Started in 2004, Will Smith Zoo School is a fully licensed preschool and is one of the only preschools in San Antonio that uses nature as the integrating thread tying together the school’s philosophy, methodologies, classroom design and outdoor spaces. It was important that their school had a sustainable design and solar helped them earn LEED platinum certification, the first campus in the US to have this certification.

49 MWh

Annual Energy Production

35.38 kW

System Size

21 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$4,753

Savings per year
SA Zoo School

Our preschool is the first campus to have LEED platinum certification in the United States and only second in the planet. Big Sun Solar and Lake | Flato were really involved, integrated and invested in this project and they can all be proud of what we were able to accomplish here with us.

Tim Morrow
President & CEO - San Antonio Zoo and Will Smith Zoo School
View Case Study
Ranch

Los Cuernos Ranch

Owned by Rush Enterprises, the Los Cuernos Ranch located in Cotulla, TX offers 9,600 acres of hunting, on-staff gourmet chefs, relaxing activities including game room and conference room for customer meetings. Big Sun was able to significantly reduce the operating expenses at the ranch by installing a ground mounted solar system.

Los Cuernos Ranch

400 MWh

Annual Energy Production

234.8 kW

System Size

169 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$31,975

Savings per year
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Worth Logo
Office

Worth and Associates

Worth and Associates, a locally owned San Antonio commercial real estate, development, investment and brokerage firm, has 7 properties with solar carports as part of the Big Sun Community Solar program. These solar carports allows Worth to provide covered parking as an added value to their tenants and an opportunity for CPS Energy customers to lower their energy bills with community solar.

3,612 MWh

Annual Energy Production

2,362.4 kW

System Size

1,528 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$325,040

Savings per year
Farinon location

"We’re proud to be working with Big Sun Solar to facilitate the growth of solar power in the Alamo City. The shift toward solar is something we, at Worth, have been interested in participating in for quite some time and this was the perfect opportunity to get involved with our properties throughout the city."

Clint Worth
President of Leasing and Development - Worth & Associates
View Case Study
Carports

Rush Enterprises

Rush Enterprises, the premier solutions provider for the commercial vehicle industry, partnered with the Big Sun Community Solar program to offer solar carports at their trucking center in Converse,Texas. With 3,500 solar panels, this is the largest solar carport installation in Texas and provides shade to 181 semi trucks and powers approximately 125 homes.

1,837 MWh

Annual Energy Production

1,308.9 kW

System Size

777 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$165,331

Savings per year
Rush A and B

"Solar carports have lowered our electric bills, decreased the risk of hailstorms damaging our new vehicle inventory and helped us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Solar carports make environmental and financial sense."

Derrek Weaver
President of Leasing and Development - Worth & Associates
View Case Study
Hotels

Baywood Hotels

Baywood Hotels, one of the nation’s fastest growing, privately owned hotel companies, offers some of the most innovative solutions in the hotel industry. They partnered with Big Sun Solar to install rooftop solar at four of their hotel properties, including Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express and Tru by Hilton.

457 MWh

Annual Energy Production

362.52 kW

System Size

193 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$44,362

Savings per year
Baywood Hotel

“Big Sun Solar came highly recommended to us from a bank we do business with and we now have Big Sun solar panels on many of our hotels throughout San Antonio and plan on rolling it out to other hotels throughout the country. We would definitely recommend Big Sun to anyone in the hotel industry but also to anyone who wants solar.”

BJ Patel
SVP of Development & Finance - Baywood Hotels
View Case Study
Multi-Family

River House Apartments, Hixon Properties

Hixon Properties, a local, privately held real estate investment firm has been in the business since 1975 acquiring, developing, and managing properties that range from downtown luxury hotels to suburban self-storage facilities. In addition to 3 of their self-storage properties, they partnered with Big Sun Solar to install rooftop solar on their luxury River House apartments located on the Museum Reach on the San Antonio River.

246 MWh

Annual Energy Production

168.5 kW

System Size

104 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$23,889

Savings per year
River House

“There’s a responsibility we have to build sustainable projects because we believe it’s the right thing to do. We wanted to work with a local company and with people we trust - Big Sun Solar was a perfect partner and they made sure the economics made sense for our business.”

John Beauchamp
VP, Acquisitions & Development - Hixon Properties
Dealership

Cavender

Cavender Auto Group has been selling and servicing automobiles and trucks in San Antonio and South Texas for over 65 years. They have been working to incorporate sustainability initiatives into its operations, and determined investing in solar energy was its next step. Cavender is the first auto dealer in San Antonio to install solar carports at five of its San Antonio-area dealerships and collision center. The carports provides Cavender's inventory of vehicles with protection from inclement South Texas weather, while providing valuable renewable energy savings on their electric bills.

5,071 MWh

Annual Energy Production

3,225 kW

System Size

2,145 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$491,892

Savings per year
GMC West

We worked with Big Sun Solar on solar projects for 6 dealerships. They executed smoothly, on time and with minimal disruption. The Big Sun Solar team has done a great job. Their work is accurate and on time.  And they kept me well informed with no surprises.

Dan Houghton
Facilities Director - Cavender Auto Group
Medical

Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA)

Founded in 1975, Peripheral Vascular Associates (PVA) is the largest single specialty vascular group in Texas with 9 locations in San Antonio. They invested in solar carports at their downtown San Antonio location not only to reduce their energy bills but the carports provide an added amenity to their employees and patients.

PVA

238 MWh

Annual Energy Production

164.25 kW

System Size

101 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$23,062

Savings per year
Cuisine Solutions logo
Manufacturing

Cuisine Solutions

Cuisines Solutions is a food manufacturer that makes entrees, sauces, and other menu items for food service providers, restaurants, airlines, hotels, and retail businesses across the globe. They have a massive, 315,000-square-foot plant in San Antonio with the largest community solar installation in the city - community solar and other sustainable design and practices earned the plant a LEED certification.

Cuisine site

1,368 MWh

Annual Energy Production

894.6 kW

System Size

579 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$123,087

Savings per year
Self-Storage

ATX Storage, The Jenkins Organization

The Jenkins Organization, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate company specializing in the self-storage and RV park industries with expertise in the areas of acquisition, development, ownership, management, and disposition. We worked with Jenkins to install rooftop solar at their ATX Self Storage facility located in Austin, Texas.

ATX Storage

295 MWh

Annual Energy Production

205.02 kW

System Size

125 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$28,589

Savings per year
Nonprofit

San Antonio Zoo School

Started in 2004, Will Smith Zoo School is a fully licensed preschool and is one of the only preschools in San Antonio that uses nature as the integrating thread tying together the school’s philosophy, methodologies, classroom design and outdoor spaces. It was important that their school had a sustainable design and solar helped them earn LEED platinum certification, the first campus in the US to have this certification.

49 MWh

Annual Energy Production

35.38 kW

System Size

21 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$4,753

Savings per year
SA Zoo School

Our preschool is the first campus to have LEED platinum certification in the United States and only second in the planet. Big Sun Solar and Lake | Flato were really involved, integrated and invested in this project and they can all be proud of what we were able to accomplish here with us.

Tim Morrow
President & CEO - San Antonio Zoo and Will Smith Zoo School
View Case Study
Ranch

Los Cuernos Ranch

Owned by Rush Enterprises, the Los Cuernos Ranch located in Cotulla, TX offers 9,600 acres of hunting, on-staff gourmet chefs, relaxing activities including game room and conference room for customer meetings. Big Sun was able to significantly reduce the operating expenses at the ranch by installing a ground mounted solar system.

Los Cuernos Ranch

400 MWh

Annual Energy Production

234.8 kW

System Size

169 Tons

of CO2 Reduced

$31,975

Savings per year
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Our Impact

As a company, together with our partners and customers, our solar energy projects are helping Texas achieve a more sustainable environment.

Sustainability Reporting
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OUR COMPANY NUMBERS

10.3 GWh

Total power generated

7.8 MW

System Size

1,581

Cars off the road

120,000

Trees Planted