Texas now national leader in solar farms

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Texas has been experiencing an enormous buildout of solar energy and was expected to pass California sometime this spring for the most installed capacity of utility-scale solar in the nation. We’ve now hit that benchmark.

According to BloombergNEF reporter Nat Bullard, Texas has 16.8 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar, while California has 16.42 GW. Both states are far ahead of any other state in the U.S.

California still leads in total solar. The Golden State has 12 GW of rooftop and other “distributed” solar, while Texas only has less than 2 GW of rooftop solar.


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