Full Title: Abundant Sunshine Not Enough to Power Texas Residential Solar Energy
Author(s): Benjamin Meier and Jesse Thompson
Publisher(s): Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Publication Date: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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The Texas electricity market doesn’t shine in residential solar energy despite plentiful sunlight. While Texas is No. 1 in wind power, its residential solar capacity per capita was less than one-third that of the U.S. average in 2017. One advantage of solar electricity generation is a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, which have been tied to climate change.