Texas Solar + Batteries

Texas currently leads the country in solar and wind. This is mostly due to the geography of the state, with lots of sunshine and lots of wind. Right now there appears to be a concerted effort by the oil and gas industry and their henchmen in the state government to interfere with these new and profitable energy businesses. One plan seems to be to block electrical power transmission lines to keep power from being transported from where it is produced to where it is needed.

The reaction by renewables companies, which I did not expect, is to put more storage, in the form of batteries, on the grid. If this is cost effective, then this could be a “checkmate” move for renewables in Texas. It will be interesting to see how this evolves.

Texas solar boom turns to battery dash as grid pain looms