SACU powers mobile ATM with sunshine at Solar Fest 2012

Photo caption: SACU representatives welcome guests and showcase the SACU mobile ATM running on solar power at the Solar Fest 2012.

SACU (San Antonio Federal Credit Union) and Solar San Antonio showcased the use of solar energy by powering the credit union’s mobile ATM using energy from the sun, with technology provided by Camsolar. The 10th annual event brought focus to alternative energy and provided a forum for companies that support the solar community in San Antonio and South Texas.

The first local lender to provide loans for residential solar installations, SACU had representatives on hand to educate visitors about solar loan benefits and affordability. Armed with iPads and iPhone and Android smart phones, the SACU employees were able to assist members in navigating SACU’s website for online applications and demonstrate GOTM, the mobile app from SACU. Between 3,500 and 4,000 San Antonio residents took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of clean energy.

“SACU’s contribution to the success of Solar Fest and to the increased adoption of solar in San Antonio is a true public service,” Lanny Sinkin, Executive Director of Solar San Antonio, said.  “Their creative approach to helping people finance solar installations on their homes is making solar affordable and accessible to people throughout the City.”

“We are proud to serve our community’s lending needs,” SACU Senior Manager of Direct Lending Jeff Mouat said.  “SACU looks forward to the evolution of green initiatives, such as those Solar San Antonio and our members want and need.”

SACU is a $2.9 billion credit union, with 17 locations in San Antonio and one location in Houston. The credit union provides convenience to members through a network of ATMs and free online and mobile banking. The credit union also provides benefits to members with competitive yields on savings, lower loan rates, and reasonably priced financial services. Membership is required, but there are hundreds of ways to become a member of SACU. For information, visit