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Solar Power in Houston is Growing, But How Do We Compare to Other Cities?

Houston’s solar capacity is growing, according to a new report from the Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. But how much is it growing? And how does Houston’s growth compare to that of other Texas cities — and other major metro areas across the nation, for that matter? Luke Metzger of Environment Texas joins us […]

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Houston's solar capacity is growing, according to a new report from the Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. But how much is it growing? And how does Houston’s growth compare to that of other Texas cities — and other major metro areas across the nation, for that matter?

Luke Metzger of Environment Texas joins us to tell us where Houston stands on solar energy. And he explains a couple solar projects connected to Greater Houston that could further increase the amount of solar energy being used in the region in the coming years.

(Above: Solar panels adorn the roof of Houston’s Green Building Resource Center. Photo: Houston Public Media Staff)

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