Earlier this week, officials with the Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES) announced the addition of Eco El Paso to its family of local chapters across the state.
Eco El Paso is excited to be a Chapter of Texas Solar Energy Society since our mission and goals align in many ways, especially regarding solar energy, solar jobs and the many benefits solar provides to our region,” said Executive Director Shelby Ruff.
“Solar energy is a major part of the clean energy transition that provides high paying, local jobs. El Paso is one of the best cities for sunlight in the U.S. Our solar panels produce more power every day than the rest of Texas.”
A membership-based organization for more than four decades, TXSES has local chapters in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and now El Paso.
TXSES officials say that having chapters in these major metropolitan cities, which represent nearly a quarter of Texas’s 29 million citizens, enables experts to disseminate “quality, fact-based solar information and strategies that every Texas community can adopt.”
“We are excited to welcome Eco El Paso as a new local TXSES chapter” said TXSES Executive Director Pete Parsons. “Under the leadership of Executive Director Shelby Ruff, Eco El Paso brings enormous depth of talent, experience and dedication to clean energy. They are deeply committed to helping TXSES carry out our mission as an independent, national not-for-profit organization committed to fact-based policy leadership, quality workforce development and consumer empowerment.”
“Adding another chapter like Eco El Paso increases our ability to reach more Texans on the importance of sound, favorable solar policies that will grow the industry, build healthy, resilient communities, support local well-paying jobs and lay the foundation for an equitable 100% clean energy Texas,” said TXSES Board Chair Katherine Searcy.