Are Solar Panels Worth Having in Texas?

Residential solar power in Texas has grown in popularity as costs have been nearly cut in half over the last few years. Texas obviously is a great place to consider going solar. The Lone Star State gets a whole lot of sun, and temperatures regularly get into the 100s in the summer. Even in other seasons, the Texas sun is still shining high and bright. If you’re wondering if photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are worth it in Texas, consider these major benefits of going solar. Removing Yourself from the Rise in Electricity Costs The first benefit is that you’re capping yourself off from the rise in electricity costs. How much will electricity costs be in the next five, 10, 20 years? No one knows, but historically, costs have risen by roughly 3.5 percent annually. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, electricity costs in Texas were around 10 cents per kWh in 2010, and have reached around 13 cents per kWh in 2017. So, generating your own electricity from solar … [Read more...]