San Antonio roofless solar program plans to expand to new cities

A San Antonio company’s planned expansion, bolstered by a new financing deal, is looking to offer some of the benefits of solar power to households and businesses in other Texas cities and Southwestern states — without having to install panels on their rooftops.

Go Smart Solar is pilot-testing a project in San Antonio, installing solar panels at commercial parking lots and a truck dealership. The panels are located away from residential areas, but homeowners and businesses buy the remote panels and claim rebates from CPS Energy that can cover all or part of their electric bill.