The solar power industry in Texas is still small, which accounts to just 1 percent of the total electric power produced in the state. Renewable energy advocates say that the state could be the top generator of solar power in the United States within the near future.
Although Texas doesn’t give incentives or tax exemptions for purchasing renewable energy equipment, it offers tax exemptions and deductions for installing renewable energy systems.
Green Mountain Energy, a Texas company providing electricity from green energy sources, offers customers who produce renewable energy from home systems a special buy-back program.
Green Mountain Energy customers with renewable energy installations connected to a power grid are eligible for a buy-back program giving credits for excess energy produced and exported back to the grid.
In an effort to decrease the demand for conventional fossil fuel energy sources, Sunset Valley, Texas, offers a solar water heater rebate to residents that can be used to supplement Austin Energy’s rebate.
The city of Sunset Valley, Texas, has several rebate programs that can help local homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Chinese-owned solar panel giant Suntech has announced plans to erect its U.S. headquarters in a 100,000 square feet location in Phoenix, Arizona. The building of the site, which will also house a manufacturing plant, was announced last Monday by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. The Suntech Power facility is expected to be fully operational by the […]
The news on solar power in use around the world continues to pour in. Increasingly, individuals, companies, and governments are turning to the sun’s clean energy source for solutions to problems ranging from financial, to environmental, to logistical. Here are just a few of the recent items in the news.
Texas might be one of the top wind energy producers in the country, but it is lagging behind in solar power production. Wind energy can trace its success to a 1999 state law that stated Texas’ renewable energy goals. This has paved the way for million-dollar wind turbine projects across the state. It has also […]
Clean energy might be renewable, but it does come with a price. Or at least, it will, while clean energy technology catches up. Consumers find out about this when electric utilities begin investing more on alternative energy sources to meet the required percentage of clean energy in their total generation. That means they need to […]