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Solar Energy in Texas

Solar Panels in Texas

There are currently at least 14,343 solar panel installations throughout the state of Texas right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Texas

The average monthly solar radiation level in Texas's capital city, Austin, of 4.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 28% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Texas values listed here are based on the capital, Austin.

Solar Radiation in Texas

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Texas solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Texas values listed here are based on the capital, Austin.

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Solar Installs in Texas

Solar Panel Installations in Texas

A look at solar installs in Texas. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in TX vs. the cumulative install total of rest of TX counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Texas

There are currently at least 14,343 solar panel installations throughout the state of Texas right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Texas
    • Travis County: 6,881 solar installs
    • Bexar County: 786 solar installs
    • El Paso County: 557 solar installs
    • Dallas County: 447 solar installs
    • Tarrant County: 395 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 5,277 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Texas

Texas Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Texas averaged 11.11 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was approximately 16% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [2]

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Texas Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Texas averaged $23.75 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was about 31% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [3]

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More about Texas

About Texas

Texas ranks 2nd among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 25,145,561. [4]

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Solar Energy in TX

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Texas, or for additional solar-related resources in TX, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

Cities in Texas

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