The oppressive heat of a summer in Texas is hard to deny, but in that oppression lies great opportunity for solar production. As the heat begins to rise, wind begins to slow making solar much more important to renewable initiatives across the state.
In the past two weeks, ERCOT has reported record breaking energy demands state wide matching the record breaking temperatures. In the past week, they have set a new record peak energy demand of 5080 MW and with higher temperatures expected, that record could be easily broken as well.
This increased demand has driven prices up for solar energy to the maximum legal price statewide of $9.00/kWH (disregarding contractual Power Purchase Agreements) during midday peak pricing hours.
The rise in demand and pricing makes Texas a prime location for your solar project. It is currently the 7th overall state of solar power installed, while it is the 4th largest market in 2017. Texas also touts a heavily upgraded transmission system throughout the state.
Sun Action Trackers is proud to have installed over 400mW of Dual Axis Trackers which adds up to over 30,000 trackers statewide. As demands peak, our Dual Axis Trackers are increasing production up to 40% through our patented Real Time Sensing, adding additional value to each of our projects in Texas.