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Swollen solar pipeline could make Texas 2nd largest utility-scale market in US

“Everything is bigger in Texas – including solar.” With almost 90% of new solar to be installed in Texas coming from utility-scale solar projects, Texas is positioning itself with California as the biggest solar states in the country.

Better known for its wind power, Texas is quickly becoming a leader in solar energy as well.

The solar industry is growing quickly, both in Texas and the United States as a whole. There are more than 1 million operating solar installations in the United States today, according to SEIA—and more than 90% came online during this decade.

Solar additions in the United States accounted for almost two-thirds of new first-quarter capacity, and SEIA predicts 94% growth this year. The solar industry installed 1,665 MW of solar PV early in the year, reaching a total of 29.3 GW.

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