Texan Solar Activity in 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)

Green Materials: How Do You Know What’s Good?

Materials really do matter to the health of occupants and the environment, but the ingredients are not easy to discern.  To perform, material composition involve tradeoffs with how sustainable, floodproof, or healthy these ingredients are.  With tens of thousands of unregulated chemicals in building products, how many are toxic?  How does one predict reliability and longevity of a product, especially in the post-Harvey reality?  How much data is available regarding life-cycle assessments and embodied energy, and the manufacturing process regarding byproducts, pollution, and transpo

PACE: Liftoff in Houston

While PACE is not yet an everyday term, it is gaining traction in Houston. What is it? Property Assessed Clean Energy. Texas PACE enables property owners to finance 100% of their energy saving, water conservation, and distributed generation improvements with little to no capital outlay.