Solar Strides Raising New Utility Rate Challenges

Solar Strides Raising New Utility Rate Challenges

The Texas solar industry has just came off its best quarter ever, and experts now predict the market here could become the nation’s second largest within just five years. The solar industry also is making strides nationwide — utility-scale installations grew in 2017...
Texas Solar Growth Among Nation’s Highest

Texas Solar Growth Among Nation’s Highest

The Texas solar industry has marked its strongest quarter ever with 375 megawatts of new capacity added in just three months, according to a new report. The report also ranked Texas second among states for solar growth during the second quarter of 2017, and projected...
The Cost of Success: A Moving Target for Solar Power

The Cost of Success: A Moving Target for Solar Power

Could solar power fall victim to its own success?  That appears to be the underlying suggestion from two solar analysts who examined the industry’s long-term prospects. The problem relates to “value deflation,” a theoretical concept from economics — but one with...
Solar versus Wind Power: The Gap Narrows?

Solar versus Wind Power: The Gap Narrows?

True fact #1: Texas leads all other states for its development of wind power. True fact #2: On a per capita basis, Texas trails almost all states for the development of solar power. Wind power has raced ahead in Texas, while solar power has continued to sputter. But...