TPR story is true: we want to rent your roof

Texas Public Radio‘s daily local call-in program The Source recently featured our Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning Raiford Smith answering questions about our soon-to-launch Rooftop Solar program.

Raiford Smith


Host David Martin Davies noted the high up front costs for residents and small business customers to own and install their own solar installations as he introduced Smith, who explained how the program will work.

Even with rebates and tax credits, installation of solar systems is out of reach for most residents, and those that have been installed tend to be clustered in middle- to upper-income areas, Smith noted.

The intent of this new program, Smith said, is to expand access to solar in areas that traditionally haven’t been able to take advantage of it.

Listen in here.

And thanks for your patience — we’ve heard from many customers already who are interested in signing up for the program. We can’t sign folks up quite yet, but we’re working hard to choose a partner and nail down eligibility details. Stay tuned!


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Tracy Idell Hamilton

Tracy Idell Hamilton was part of the Corporate Communications team at CPS Energy.

3 thoughts on “TPR story is true: we want to rent your roof

  • So if we post interest here- will our info be added to the email list once you HAVE figured out the terms etc. PLEASE ADD US TO THE LIST!

  • Would like to be considered in the pilot program. Have an 800sq home, I conserve energy on a yearly basis. The solar energy will go back to cps to better gauge its potential for small house owners.


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