Latest News Stories About Solar Energy In TEXAS
The following article contains important solar energy news in Texas and other solar updates from across the United States during the month of January.
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.
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Houston Chronicle: How Texas blew to the top in wind power
Texas is by far the nation’s wind energy leader, accounting for nearly 1/4th of America’s installed power generating capacity from wind turbines. Texas’s wind projects have the capacity to generate more than 20,000 megawatts – enough to power some 5 million homes – which is triple the installed capacity of the #2 state, Iowa.
PV Magazine USA: Breaking ground on the biggest solar power plant in Texas
The Midway Solar Generating Facility, a massive 236 MW project spanning 1,500 acres in West Texas, broke ground in January 2018. The new solar power plant is one of several that is scheduled to sell electricity to Austin Energy under 450 MW of long-term power contracts signed in 2015. Located in Pecos County, Midway Solar features 685,000 Hanwha Q Cells modules and is expected to be finished by the end of 2018.
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Utility Dive: Tariffs on imported solar materials approved by U.S. ITC
On January 22nd, 2018, the Administration voted to impose a 30% tariff on imported solar materials, including cells and modules. The tariffs will decline in 5% increments over a four-year span, ending at 15% by 2022. The decision draws from one of the three separate recommendations issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission last year in a rare Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 proceeding
The takeaway is that prices will likely rise, and product shortages may occur, so consider making your decision to go solar sooner than later. Contact Us today to lock-in pre-tariff pricing and reserve your inventory!
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