Texas

The future of solar in MISO

MISO plans to conduct a multi-year study of how increasing amounts of solar and other forms of renewable energy will impact its territory and how to manage expected growth.

Sunrun continues market share gains in Q2 2017

While other large distributed solar companies are pulling back from the third party model and the U.S. residential market contracts, Sunrun is continuing to grow.

Bill to protect solar customers from discriminatory fees introduced in Texas

Legislators are pushing back on discriminatory fees on wind and solar installations

Turmoil in residential solar

After years of steady, relentless growth, the U.S. residential solar market is struggling with challenges on both the policy and customer acquisition fronts. And as the market diversifies away from California and the Northeast, the future is far from clear.

Wind and solar outstrip state renewable energy mandates (w/ charts)

A new report by Berkeley Lab also finds that solar is increasingly being used to meet state-level renewable energy requirements, while overall deployment of renewables is increasingly driven by other factors.

Report: Residential, C&I solar permits surge in Florida, Nevada

South Carolina and Pennsylvania also saw significant increases in solar permits granted, but California and Colorado both dropped by nearly 30%, according to the latest OhmHome report.

Texas’ largest commercial solar array tops Toyota headquarters

Powered by SunPower panels, the installation is made up of four carport systems built on the top of the campus’ parking garages and is expected to to offset approximately 33% of the headquarters’ energy needs.

El Paso has impressive clean energy potential, but its utility is trying to block solar’s growth

In this op-ed, Environmental Defense Fund’s John Hall argues that El Paso Electric’s recent rate proposal, including discriminatory rates for pv system owners, will undermine the city’s ability to reach its potential.

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San Antonio continues its transformation into “Sun” Antonio

A recent City Council decision to join the SolarHost program could save the city $11,800 per year.

Cheap gas and renewables are making merchant power untenable (w/ charts)

A new report by Power Research Group and Wilkinson Barker Knauer finds that cheap natural gas, wind and solar make it impossible for merchant plants to recover invested capital, and threaten the basic operation of wholesale power markets.

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