In December 2020, the Board of Directors at Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) proposed and voted unanimously on a slate of regressive policies, one of which is a 20-25% rate increase for its members who choose to power their homes with solar energy. PEC is concerned with losing revenue due to an increasing number of members choosing to go
Texas has always taken great pride in its strength and independence, and the Lone Star State is no stranger to using those trademark qualities to get past all sorts of crises. Many of those difficult situations stem from natural disasters — typically staggering summer heats or a devastating hurricane. But recently, millions of Texans across the state found themselves without
As 2020 comes to a close, many of us have been anticipating the results of a new COVID relief package — especially those of us who have been financially affected this year. But Congress has been at work on more than just our stimulus checks. The December COVID relief bill is part of an omnibus spending package that also focuses
Welcome to the State of Texas Solar, where we discuss all things solar in the Lone Star state. In the past year, the solar market in Texas has experienced record-breaking growth – as they say, everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the demand for solar. In true Texas spirit, the charge for solar has created friendly competition in
More Texans than ever before understand the benefits of solar energy and are ready to make their own power. Freedom Solar is serving Texans and meeting their needs. In 2019 alone we saw a record-breaking 94% increase in residential sales. This exceptional growth is what led SunPower to name Freedom Solar, from among its 500 dealers, as the 2019 Residential
Solar energy is booming all across Texas: the Lone Star State was recently ranked the third fastest growing solar market in the nation. Texas is expected to add 4,266 megawatts of solar power by 2023, a huge increase from 2017, when the state had a mere 1,874 megawatts of solar capacity.
Some of Texas’s urban
Solar capacity in California already dwarfs Texas but is growing quickly in both states. In fact, they represent the number-one and number-two states, respectively, for solar growth. Recent policy changes in California will lead to a continuation of those trends.
In May 2018, the California Energy Commission unanimously approved a new measure that would require
Houston-area residents hoping to power their homes with solar energy can rejoice: A new 1,800-acre solar farm scheduled to be installed in Fort Bend, Texas, will bring hundreds of megawatts of solar power to local homes.
Construction on the $170 million project begins next year, and facility owners are planning to have the farm live by
You don’t have to know much about Texas to know that we have a lot of state pride. From our tacos to our state parks to our economic outlook, there are lots of reasons to love the Lone Star State.
Now our state’s residents have yet another reason to brag: the burgeoning Texas green energy movement. All over the state,
Texas may not be known for its progressive stance on renewable energy — the state was practically built on oil, after all. However, that reputation is quickly being built by one small town north of Austin.
In 2014 Georgetown, Texas, began making plans to obtain 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources, namely solar and wind. Using bids contracted
This your source for Texas events related to solar power, green energy, eco-friendly living and home improvement, and electric vehicles. We’ll do our best to keep track of events all across the Lone Star State.FALL 2018 SEPTEMBER
Yesterday the Trump administration released its long-awaited decision in the Section 201 solar trade case. The 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules – applicable above the first 2.5GW of imports, and declining by 5% per year – was in line with two of the US International Trade Commission’s three recommendations