Connecting Consumers to Solar Power in Texas

TXU Energy has one of the most comprehensive solar programs in the country

The Texas sun is shining bright and thanks to TXU Energy, consumers have access to a wide range of solar options to power their homes and businesses.

sp_los_altos_2 copyAccording to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas had 341 megawatts of utility-scale solar generation capacity at the end of November. That was enough electricity to power about 65,000 average Texas homes for a full year. While that’s a small percentage of Texans, utility-scale solar generation is growing faster than other types of electricity generation in Texas.

Just as it did during the early days of wind generation in Texas, TXU Energy, the state’s leading retail electric provider, is helping business and residential customers understand the benefits of solar electricity. The company is also developing a variety of ways to meet consumers’ diverse needs and preferences related to solar electricity.

In recent months, TXU Energy:

2016 Texas Solar Farm Barilla Solar Project First Solar Inc. - 2“We have one of the most diverse portfolios of solar offerings in the market, and we are proud of the benefits these plans deliver to the state, environment and consumers,” said Scott Hudson, chief operating officer for TXU Energy. “Working with our sister company, Luminant, we are bringing together the best companies to work for Texans.”

TXU Energy and Luminant, the largest electricity generator in Texas, are working with solar-industry leaders, including SunEdison®, SunPower® and First Solar®.

“While our customers benefit from our ability to deliver great solar plans and services, the industry benefits from the growing consumer interest in solar electricity and the state benefits from jobs and the deployment of more renewable electricity generation,” Hudson said. “We are proud to be doing our part and we’re honored that so many Texans trust TXU Energy to power their homes and businesses.”

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