Several weeks ago, we relayed news that Texas was to launch a statewide solar incentive program. The state legislature was reviewing a bill that would allocate $500 million in rebates for utility-scale and small-scale rooftop solar installations. Serious cash was on the table. Observers rejoiced when a net-metering bill and the solar incentives passed the Texas Senate. We dreamed of a $2.40/watt rebate for residential solar panel systems, and a rebate of $1.50/watt for commercial systems. Optimism abounded.