Already the country’s leading producer of oil and gas and wind energy, Texas has an opportunity to take the lead in generating solar energy too. It’s the perfect triple play. Texas has more sun than any other state, ample land resources for large scale and distributed solar installations, and a tremendous need for domestic energy generation. Solar is an ideal solution and the market is growing exponentially in markets where a favorable regulatory scheme exists. So how can we jump start this industry in Texas?
The December issue of Popular Mechanics magazine spotlights "The New Wildcatters" and "Why Texans See Green Gold in Renewable Resources."
It points to a "curious paradox" in that seemingly more virtuous states enact a wide range of incentives, requirements and restrictions to promote solar and other renewable energy sources while Texas simply sees it as a business opportunity and grabs it.