New report throws shade on Houston's renewable energy use in 'solar cities' ranking

ByAmber Heckler CultureMap logo
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Houston mayor touts solar energy program Texas Solar Switch for group buying power with solar panels for homes and businesses
Let the sun pay your bills with a new solar energy program called Texas Solar Switch.

HOUSTON, Texas -- As the cost of solar panel installation becomes more attainable to homeowners, more Americans are willing to reduce their carbon emissions and their electricity bills in the process.

The video above is from a previous report: Houston mayor touts program for group buying power with solar panels

So just where does Houston rank in new tech like solar panel installation? According to a new report from home service management platform Thumbtack, it doesn't.

Houston, which has no shortage of sun - as residents are well aware - fails to place in Thumbtack's new list of the top 15 most "solar" cities in the United States.

To see the complete list, continue reading this article from our ABC13 partners at Houston CultureMap.

RELATED: Report: Solar could power 40% of US electricity by 2035

A new federal report say solar energy has the potential to power up to 40% of the nation's electricity within 15 years - a 10-fold increase over current solar output. But it would require massive changes in U.S. policy and billions of dollars in federal investment to modernize the nation's electric grid.