Solar Benefits


Clean Energy

to power your home

Cost Effective

energy solution

‘No Guilt’

power choice


hedge against future utility increases

What We Do

  • Simple and quick installation.
  • Do-It-Yourself, or have us do it for you.
  • We do all of the paperwork, and schedule inspections, to get the system legally installed.
  • Cash purchased, financed or Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Which one is right for you?
  • We take care of all engineering, product supply, installation and commissioning.
  • System performance monitoring
  • View your system operation online, in real time, to see how your investment is working for you and our planet.

Solar Power Applications

Live Oak Systems LLC cover many different solar power applications. These include the following. However, we have the expertise to take on any type of solar power project or application not listed here.

Residential Grid-Tie

Use solar power to offset your utility usage and hedge against future utility rate increases. Only buy the power generated by the system using a Power Purchase Agreement, or buy the system outright. We have an option suitable for you.

Commercial Grid-Tie

Use solar power to offset your utility usage and hedge against future utility rate increases. Only buy the power generated by the system using a Power Purchase Agreement, or buy the system outright. We have an option suitable for you.

Utility Scale Grid-Tie

We have the experience to take on any size project, anywhere in the world. Contact us today to discuss your project.

Community Solar Projects

Want to do a large PV system and sell the energy back to a utility or specific consumers. We do that as well. Contact us today to discuss the options.

Off-Grid Solar Power

Do you not have utility power available, the utility power is not reliable, you want to use solar as a primary energy source, or you want to get rid of the utility company, we have system for you. Contact us today for an evaluation of your needs.

Off-Grid Water Pumping

Do you have a ranch or farm and it is too expensive to extend utility to your water well, or it is too expensive to run a generator to pump water? We have a solution for that using solar power. Contact us today for an evaluation.

Telecommunication Applications

Need power out in the middle of nowhere to power your telecommunications or telemetry sites? No problem. We have systems we can custom design for your application and needs. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your needs.

Oil & Gas Applications

Need a PV application for a Class 1 Division 2 location, or need to power remote operations or telemetry? We have a system for that. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your needs.

Custom Data Acquisition Systems

We have developed a low cost Data Acquisition System (DAS) which can be used for just about any application, including solar power. Contact us today for more information.

Demonstration Solar/Wind Power Projects For Schools

Need a demonstration solar/wind system for your school to teach children about the benefits of green energy? We have a system for that. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your needs.

Anything else you can think of

Residential Solutions

Why Buy Solar For Your Home?

In Central Texas we have an abundant source of free solar energy. Unfortunately, we also have utility rates which keep on increasing.

A solar power system for your home will not only reduce your monthly utility bill, it will help hedge against future increases in utility cost. In addition, you will also decrease your carbon footprint and add value to your property. See the sample system for more details.

Why Buy Now?

There is never a bad time to install solar power on your home. However, now is an excellent time. The Federal Government will refund 30% of the cost of a solar power system back to you when you file your taxes. However, this benefit is set to expire on December 31, 2016. Indications are this will be extended, but one can never be sure what the Government will do.

In the Austin Energy area, you can also qualify for a rebate from Austin Energy. See for a full listing of rebates you may qualify for. Live Oak Systems can assist you with any rebate or benefit application.

Why Buy From Us?

Live Oak Systems LLC is located in Dripping Springs, TX, so we are local. We use only locally manufactured equipment and installation labor. Our solar modules and inverters are manufactured in San Antonio, and we designed and build our own data acquisition system (DAS).

We have worked in the solar industry for 20+ years on systems as small as a gate opener to helping design a 1GW system in China, and everything in between. We stand behind our engineering, products, installation and our system operation guarantee.

We work in the community we live in, so we make sure to only do work of the highest quality.

Purchasing Options

We offer different options to make use of solar power at your home.

  • Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
    When using a PPA, you have absolutely no upfront cost. However, you also do not own the equipment. Live Oak Systems will design the system, install it, own it and operate it. All you have to agree to is to buy all of the kWh the system produce. This is a very popular option, since no capital investment is needed from the home owner.
  • Purchase
    Live Oak Systems will design and install the system and provide a performance and system operation guarantee. With this option, the home owner will buy the system and own it. The home owner can also make use of the 30% investment tax credit and all other incentives offered for their location.
System Performance Guarantee

Live Oak Systems guarantee the systems designed and installed by us will operate defect free and produce at least the amount of kWh estimated by us for a period of 5-years. Any system fault will be corrected by Live Oak at no cost to the system owner. If a system produce less kWh than estimated, after the production is corrected for actual weather, Live Oak will refund the loss in kWh to the customer for the month in question.

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.


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“When there’s a huge solar energy spill, it’s just called a ‘nice day’

Vote Solar billboard, 2012

About Live Oak Systems


We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind and tide…. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

Thomas Edison

Live Oak Systems LLC was formed a few years ago to help provide affordable solar power to the Texas Hill Country. For too long this technology have been out of the reach of most people. At Live Oak, we believe there is a solution to fit any and every application.

Contact us today to get an obligation free evaluation.

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Phone: 512-607-6420


“Texas has the potential to be a MASSIVE solar market. To put it into perspective, the sunshine that falls on Texas each month has more energy than all of the oil that has ever been pumped out of this state. If you think oil made Texas great, just wait till you see what they do with solar.”

Rhone Resch

President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 2011