The state of solar development in Texas can be evaluated by key factors such as federal and local regulations, incentives, grid interconnection and integration. The current state of development activity in Texas is rapidly growing and can be seen in this analysis summarizing all facets of solar energy project development.
We will break down the various federal and state incentives available to solar energy developers in Texas and how to access them.
As of August 2023, Texas has 137 solar farms already operating with a current capacity of 14,460 MW1 and a current electricity generation of2,666,105MWh. Texas has a significant amount of operating solar farms compared to the other states in the US, and it has one the largest development of solar farms with 19 solar farms under construction of 4,790 MW capacity total, 64 planned solar farms with 19,500 MW capacity total, as well as 514 Utility-Scale Queued projects and 24 site control projects. Overall, if all planned and under construction farms go into operating status, Texas will expand its capacity by 24,470 MW. That’s a 70% growth in capacity for the state! In Texas, the average solar farm size is 100 acres, producing 25 MW of electricity under ideal conditions. So a solar farm in Texas needs an average of 4 acres per MW of capacity.
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