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Latest News Stories About Solar Power In TEXAS

27 Sep 2017

Posted in Commercial, General, Industry News, Residential by Alba Energy

The following article contains important solar energy news in Texas and other solar updates from across the United States during the month of September. Scroll down to view the latest solar power news, and contact Alba Energy to learn about saving money by powering your Texas home or business with sunshine.


Alba Energy Blog: Texas Solar Power Industry Had Biggest Quarter Ever


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Great news for solar enthusiasts in Texas! A new industry report from GTM Research and the SEIA released in September found that solar panel installations in Texas grew 17-fold during the previous 12 month period! 24 percent of the state’s new power capacity in Q2 2017 was solar, setting the tone for another great year of power generation from clean, renewable sources.


Alba Energy Blog: Solar Panel Import Tariffs Coming In 2018


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A solar panel import trade case is unfolding in America, the result of which could lead to tariffs and higher costs on solar installs. Most solar companies and utilities oppose the tariffs because they will kill thousands of domestic jobs, but two solar manufacturers – Suniva and SolarWorld – have lobbied the International Trade Commission for price protection on their products. Ironically, both manufacturers are owned by foreign companies, and many industry analysts are calling this ruling an opportunity for those foreign investors to receive a bail-out.


Texas Standard: San Antonio Boosts Clean Energy Efforts


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San Antonio’s newly elected Mayor Ron Nirenberg is pledging that San Antonio will develop a plan to locally reduce the fossil fuel emissions that are heating up the atmosphere, changing weather and affecting health. Nirenberg is one of over 300 U.S. mayors around the country who are supporting measures to improve air pollution from fossil fuel based power generation, calling for these plants to be replaced with clean, renewable options like solar and wind. San Antonio’s municipally owned electric utility, CPS Energy, currently offers a number of solar rebates and incentive programs designed to financially reward local citizens for making the switch to solar. CPS also uses big solar farm installations to provide clean energy to the city.


The Monitor: Climate Change Tour Stops In McAllen To Spark Conversation


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A group of concerned community members spoke up on climate change and it’s effects in South Texas. The meeting was part of a 23-city tour through the Lone Star State lead by Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, to begin a conversation about climate change. “We are encouraging the city to purchase clean energy from utilities instead of fossil fuel electricity. We can do simple things like changing light bulbs, using efficient appliances, and transportation by using electric or hybrid cars or a more efficient car,” said Luis Castilla, the groups Press Officer.


KWCH 12 News: Clinic-In-A-Can Responds To Hurricane Harvey And Irma With Solar Powered Clinics


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Clinic In A Can was on-site responding to Hurricane Harvey and Irma with solar powered container clinics. The organization is a medical relief organization based in Wichita that specializes in making self-contained medical clinics built inside shipping containers. The solar powered CIAC clinics were deployed to help provide additional medical support in areas without power due to outages cause by the storms.

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