In 1999, Texas passed Senate Bill 7 which effectively broke apart most of the state’s public utilities. Except for a few cities like Austin and San Antonio, nearly all of Texas has energy deregulation. The state enforced a price floor on utilities until 2007 to allow competitive electricity providers into the market. Currently, about 40% of the residents in Texas that live in a deregulated area have switched to a retail electricity provider. Below you can find more information on the Texas energy market.
Solar Score for Texas
The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Texas
Texas produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Texas leads the nation in producing crude oil, natural gas, and overall energy production
- Texas has 29 oil refineries that can produce over 5 million barrels of crude oil per day
- TX leads the nation in natural gas production and hold 25% of all the natural gas reserves in the US
- A rapidly growing wind energy initiative in TX has resulted in in 18,500 mW of installed capacity
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Texas Leads the Nation in Wind Energy