Texas ranks first in U.S.-installed wind capacity and number of turbines

Texas ranks first in U.S.-installed wind capacity and number of turbines

As of the beginning of 2019, 41 states had at least one installed wind turbine. Of these 41 states, Texas had the largest number of turbines, with more than 13,000, and the most installed wind capacity, at 24.2 gigawatts (GW). As wind technology has advanced, turbines have grown larger in the United States, and the capacity of individual turbines has increased with size. States where wind adoption occurred early, such as California, have a high number of turbines relative to their wind generation capacity compared with states where wind was adopted later, such as Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Illinois.

PACE is Live in Houston


It's Official: The Houston PACE Program is operational under an agreement executed on July 12 between The City of Houston and the Texas PACE Authority
Commercial, industrial and large multifamily properties in the City of Houston and its territorial jurisdiction are eligible for PACE financing.  Start your PACE project today.  To see if your property is in the Houston PACE region go to: http://mycity.houstontx.gov/public.  To learn more and to file an application, go to the Texas PACE Authority at www.TexasPACEAuthority.org.
Save the Date:
The City of Houston official announcement and celebration with Mayor Turner will occur on August 3rd.  Stay tuned for more details about the City of Houston event on August 3rd. 
Many organizations and individuals worked diligently over the last year to support the establishment of the Houston PACE program.  We are grateful for your expertise, commitment of time and talents, and your enthusiasm.  

Texas is Top State for Wind Generation Capacity


AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is probably not the first place you think of when it comes to renewable energy, but the Lone Star State leads the nation in wind power. How a state built on oil and gas has moved to the top of the heap took good planning and knowing which way and where the wind blows. Cyrus Reed, conservation director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, says in the 1990s, the state's energy planners set goals for renewable power, and it took off from there. "As of the end of last year, we had over 15,000 megawatt of installed capacity," says Reed. "

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Major US Corporate Brands Purchased Nearly 1 Gigawatt of Texas Wind Power in 2015

Texas attracted 49 percent of the total U.S. market for non-utility wind power purchases in 2015, as Fortune 500 companies behind household brands, like Tide and Downy, high-tech companies, universities, and major Texas cities all invested in low-cost wind power, according to newly released data from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). These purchases totaled 998 megawatts (MW), a little less than one-third of the total 3,615 MW of wind capacity installed in the state last year.

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Williamson County Adopts PACE Program


Today, Williamson County Texas became the 4th Texas County to adopt a PACE program. The commissioners unanimously adopted the resolution put forward by Commissioner Cynthia Long, continuing the unanimous trend to adopt the PACE in a Box model. State Rep. Tony Dale, who supported PACE legislation, also weighed in with a strong letter of support. The Texas PACE Authority will administer the program at no cost to the County. 

Williamson County is the 6th fastest growing county in the nation, and one of the healthiest counties in the Texas. Its county seat, the City of Georgetown, will be one of the largest municipally-owned utilities in the U.S. to supply its customers with 100 percent solar and wind energy, providing competitive electric rates and a hedge against price volatility. PACE, which was widely supported by Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development organizations, provides a new economic and environmental tool for the commercial, industrial, multi-family and nonprofit organizations in the fast-growing county.

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