More about solar power in Texas
Texas leads the country in wind power generation, accounting for nearly a third of the country's installed wind capacity in 2007. That's not all: recent actions by TX lawmakers indicate that the state has its sights set on solar, too. In April 2009, the Texas Senate passed a $500 million solar bill that would extend rebates to businesses and homeowners who install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. The Senate version of the bill proposed the following rebate levels: $2.40/watt for residential solar panels; $1.50 for commercial solar panels; and $1.00 for solar panel installations in the industrial sectors. Beyond the TX rebate program, a number of utilities -- like Austin Energy and CPS Energy -- offer rebates to customers who install solar panel or solar thermal (solar hot water) systems. See our Texas solar incentives page for more info.
Also, don't forget about the 30-percent renewable energy tax credit from the federal government, available to homeowners and businesses. Even better, for commercial systems installed in 2009 and 2010, businesses may receive a solar energy grant equal to (and instead of) the 30-percent tax credit. The renewable energy grant option has been made possible by the federal stimulus package that was passed in February 2009.
To figure out which solar energy solution makes the most sense for you, fill our our solar energy information form. It's free and takes only a few minutes to complete. After learning about your electricity demand, we'll work with several of our Texas solar installation pros who serve your area. GetSolar is here to help ensure that you get quality service and a solar energy solution that suits your needs -- and your budget. It's free. It's easy. So what are you waiting for? Be the next person to get solar in Texas!