Research shows adding 11 GW of solar would complement existing wind power on Texas grid

Including a price on CO₂ emissions would make the installation of more solar energy in Texas considerably more attractive, according to an analysis conducted by UT Austin Energy Institute researchers Michael Webber, Joshua Rhodes and two colleagues, Thomas Deetjen and Henry Martin. The researchers’ analysis found that 11 GW of solar power would be the optimal capacity to complement the state’s existing wind generation for meeting electricity demand throughout the year. For more, read the study, as published in Renewable Energy, and an article in PV magazine.

Aug. 29, 2018