Solar power is booming in oil country. There is more than 534 MW of solar capacity installed in Texas. This is enough power to supply 57,000 homes with energy and it ranks the state 10th for total solar capacity.*
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Texas is the second largest state by land mass and receives plenty of sunshine throughout a typical year. This makes it a great candidate for more solar power expansion. Consider what it already has achieved;*
- The Lone Star state has invested $372 million into the solar industry at all levels – residential, commercial, and utility in 2015. This is a 48% increase from 2014.
- More than 445 solar companies are doing business in the state. They are currently employing about 7,000 people.
- 207 MW of solar was installed in 2015 alone. This was the 8th most in the country for that year.
- Prices for solar panel installations in Texas fell by 6% from 2014-2015.
Texas has a Renewables Portfolio Standard that requires 10,000 MW of energy to be produced from clean, renewable sources by 2025.** While small now, solar will continue to be an increasing larger part of this number.
Although The Lone Star State has benefited for many years from its plentiful oil and natural gas reserves, solar power has officially arrived. With the knowledge that fossil fuel reserves are ultimately finite and the costs for solar power are now quite economical, the solar boom in Texas is well underway.
As to be expected with a state as large as Texas, there are plenty of solar installers to be found. There are approximately 148 solar installers in the state.* Most of the contractors can be found in the state’s four largest metropolitan areas; Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Many contractors can also be found in Fort Worth, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Plano, Arlington, Harlingen, McAllen, Denton, and Wichita Falls to name a few.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.