May News Stories About Solar Power In Texas
The following article is a summary of important news updates about solar energy in Texas from May 2020. Find out why Wells Does Solar Better™ by contacting the #1 Solar Panel Installation Company in Texas.
Clean power already has momentum in Texas. It’s long been the top wind-power state in the U.S. Solar has been booming. Houston plans to power all of its city-owned properties — from fire stations to airports — with renewable energy. And now the city’s mayor is trying to bring two Elon Musk companies to the city — Tesla Inc. and SpaceX — in his push to broaden the city’s economic base beyond oil.
Stay at home orders in Austin have lead to higher energy usage, that’s the takeaway from a PV Magazine & Pecan Street analysis. “Overall, during stay-at-home orders in March and April, Austin’s Mueller neighborhood showed a 20-30% increase in energy use and up to a 40% increase during peak periods of the day because of discretionary demand.”
Although individual homes experienced brief periods of negative demand and sent power back to the grid, Pecan Street found that, on average, solar homes in this neighborhood were using most of the electricity that they generated during the day.
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Just like solar, energy storage is scalable and can be installed in massive quantities alongside utility-scale wind and solar farms, or on a small a scale for individual homes. This bodes well for energy storage, as the more flexible a technology is, the more valuable it will be and the more markets it can serve.
Homeowners should also keep an eye on energy storage systems to complement their on-site solar PV systems. Pairing energy storage with local generation can allow Texans to supply their own electricity during brief power outages and even longer blackouts, for example in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
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