Texan Solar Activity in 2018

August 22, 2018
  • Solar Installed (MW): 1,973.48
  • National Ranking: 7th (4th in 2017)
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 225,726
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.69%
  • Solar Jobs: 8,873&
  • Solar Manufacturers: 106
  • Solar Installers: 245
  • Total Solar Investment in State $3,223.34 million

Prices have fallen 53% in five years  Growth Projection: 6,409 MW next 5 yrs/ranks 3rd Number Of Installations in Texas: 38,220 (Charlie Hemmeline will discuss this data)

See PVAMU’s competition-winning presentation on a small house in Houston whose solar array can take it off the grid if it wanted to.  James Cargas will describe the solar farm in Alpine that distinguishes Houston’s renewable portfolio.  Dorian Castro will give a quick review of the City’s permitting requirements for solar installations.