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A Red State Goes Green — Why Texas Is Adding So Much Solar

A Red State Goes Green — Why Texas Is Adding So Much Solar

Paul Fosse on CleanTechnica highlights the many reasons that Texas is adding so much solar.

The C3 Take
  • Trends are showing that Texas may be the leader in solar energy in the next few years.
  • Texas has been able to make this jump in solar because it follows an “all of the above” energy approach. While California has added so many renewable energy sources over the years, this generation had to make up for the reduction of natural gas and nuclear energy production.
  • The regulatory process in Texas is more friendly to businesses and innovation.

“The thing that makes solar so appealing is that land and labor are cheap in Texas, and permits to turn on solar are easier to get in Texas. Reduced regulation in Texas means it is easier to build projects and get permission to sell power on the grid. It is easier to try new innovative things.”

Read the full article here.

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