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Solar power could ease Texas' chronic summer grid problems


Fast-growing Texas could solve its electricity capacity problem by fully tapping the power of the sun, a new analysis from a solar energy advocacy group has found.

The white paper, published this week by the Principal Solar Institute, estimates that the state could produce more than 20,000 gigawatts of electricity if it fully developed its photovoltaic solar potential.
That additional capacity could be used to shore up reliability of the state's primary grid, known as ERCOT for its governing body, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
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