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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

Solar Saturday teaches benefits of renewable energy

Solar Saturday teaches benefits of renewable energy

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Harker Heights Evening Star

On Saturday morning more twenty-five people headed over to Solar CenTex in Harker Heights to attend “Solar Saturday”.  Solar CenTex had coffee and doughnuts waiting for attendees as they came to get a morning in learning about solar energy and how to save money by using the renewable resource to provide electricity for their homes or businesses. Solar Saturday was a come and go event that started at 9:00 a.m. and went on until noon.

“People are interested in saving energy. This is a good time to buy into solar because thirty percent of the federal tax credit is going away,” said Kevin Seok, employee, Solar Centex. “About eighty houses are known to have Solar CenTex panels in the Central Texas area.”

Attendees at Saturday’s event ranged from people coming to check it out and to learn more about it, to existing customers that have went ahead and have a solar powered home.

“I have researched solar energy for many years,” commented Bill King, Solar CenTex customer. “I always thought they were into sales. Scot and his team delivered everything I said. Every one of his customers has been more than excellent. I would highly recommend Scot. He is very honest and he knows his stuff. I am very happy with my installation And, I am really happy about my electric bill. I pay only $66 for over a 5,000 square foot home.”

Killeen Independent School District employee, John Melvin from the career center came out to the event on Saturday as well. Melvin wanted to learn more about solar energy in hopes of being able to teach more about it in the coming school year.

“People came here because it makes sense. They want to save money. And we want show others that Solar Saturday is all about education. To learn and to listen and to learn about solar energy,” remarked Scott Shumate, master electrician, Solar CenTex.

Howard “Scot” Arey, owner, Solar CenTex said .“It was a great turnout. It has been nice.”

Solar CenTex is located at: 1901 E. FM 2410, Harker Heights Texas and can contacted at:

Phone: 254-300-1228






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