About Us

200h-ND-TEAM

We are moonlighters
Who are easy to work with
And get the job done

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René Geneva

CEO, Lead Solar Designer 

Off-grid designer, writer & speaker. Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, Austin Designer of the Year

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Thomas Renko

Lead Design/Build 

Cum Sum Laude BFA from Miami University with a concentration in oil painting and sculpture.

Joe Silver Licensed Master Electrician

Joe Silver

Lead Installer

Master Electrician, NABCEP, Tesla, & Levitron certified. Partner at MSES, LLC.

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Adrienne Abar

Revit Designer

Architectural & Mechanical CAD. CEO Mad Finds, Yo Boutique + working actress.

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Brady Foster

Metal Work/Welder

Copper Forging and Blacksmith.
CEO of Metal Shop, Austin Metal Authority

& MORE!

Our firm works for you. If you need an architect, bam – got it. Structural engineer? No problem. Aerospace engineer? Actually, we know one.

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Indie Solar has worked as a sub-sub-sub contractor for Willie Nelson
Indie Solar has worked as a sub-sub contractor for GE
Texas Indie Solar has worked with the City of Austin as a Prime
Texas Indie Solar has worked as a prime contracted artist for the Electric Forest Festival
Texas Indie Solar has worked as a prime contractor for Powell Landscape Architecture
Texas Indie Solar has worked as a prime contracted artist for the Lights All Nightd
Texas Indie Solar has worked as a prime contractor for Sustainable Waves
Texas Indie Solar has worked as a volunteer artist for Art Outside
Texas Indie Solar has worked as a sub-contractor for the Tour De Fat
Texas Indie Solar has worked as a volunteer design consultant (prime) for Sage ATC Environmental Consulting
Texas Indie Solar has worked as a volunteer design consultant (sub) for the Saudi Arabian Royal Commission
Indie Solar has worked as a prime contracted consultant for Yellow Star Power LTD. Co
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Rene Geneva won a Fulbright-Hayes to Austria in 2010

Fulbright-Hayes

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René Geneva wins Austin Designer of the Year, 2010

Designer of the Year

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Publications: Orange Magazine (Solar Airstream remodel, René + Thomas), Bust Mag, W Mag, California Apparel News (multiple), The Washington Times, Women’s Wear Daily (multiple), In Style, IlVernerdí (Rome), Surface, Hollywood Weekly, Yogi Times, Austin Women, Austin Monthly, Rare Magazine, Jewell Magazine, Feedback Magazine, La Times, Houston Chronicle, Austin Chronicle (multiple), Santa Monica Mirror (multiple)

Television: WE TV’s Wedding Central 2008– Wedding Masters: Featured designer; Sept 2009 – New Tang Dynasty Television, 2010- EHow, Simply Beautiful (Veria Network) 2007/2009: Washington Life, Featured Designer; KLRU Austin, KTLA Los Angeles (multiple), Fox News LA, Fox News Austin, Today Show MSNBC, Hollywood Live

Blogs: Elle Magazine, Treehugger, PaperMag, Dwell Magazine, White Apricot, Zaproot, IdealBright, StylePhile, The Green Loop, Namli Talk, Hollywood Closeup, LyraMag, BlogCritics, Fashion Wire Daily, Yahoo News, Diva Village, Hip Candy, That Austin Girl, Nirvana Style, Wearing the Future, Green Girl Designs, 944, The Label Lab, Easy Writers, Zimbio

Fun Fact: Most press is on our CEO, René Geneva, as a designer & her solar initiatives in Central America. (as opposed to Indie Solar as a company) 

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Speaking Events: Keynote Address for Fashion Group International 2009 in Dallas; Presenter at panel on Fair Trade Practices for WWDMagic 2008 in Las Vegas; Presenter at Whole Foods executive event, ‘Tribal’ 2008 in Austin, Tx; Address to students at Schloss Hetzendorf under a Fulbright-Hayes, Vienna, Austria, 2010

Indie Solar * 4601 S. 2nd St. * Austin, Texas * info@texasindiesolar.com

512-270-1786 (1SUN)