Saturday, November 19, 2016

Texas Solar Generation Begins to Contribute

Texas has built and/or permitted substantial solar capacity, and projected steady growth to 14GW by 2030.  But that forecast has been continually revised higher, as solar costs have come down.  Last year ended with around 250 MW of capacity, but new projects large and small have been coming on line lately, and daily generation is creeping upward.

The upcoming EIA week (Nov 11-17) will contain 14 GWH of solar generation, and that should grow each week.  The impact on natural gas and coal generation will indeed be felt soon.