The Lone Star State is home to nearly 13,000 wind turbines generating clean, renewable electricity. While Texas is still renowned for its production of oil and natural gas, wind power continues to grow in popularity.
Interestingly, Texas is also making strides in solar energy. In August, Texas ranked fifth in the country for solar production. However, the Lone Star State imported the second-most shipments of solar panels, coming in behind California.
While oil and natural gas continue to thrive in Texas, the rise of renewable energy options is promising for environmentalists who warn against the dangers of climate crisis. Solar and wind power do not emit carbon dioxide, a harmful chemical contributing to global warming.
Investing in renewable resources can positively impact the environment and cut energy costs for consumers. With so many large wind farms and a massive army of wind turbines, it’s clear everything really is bigger in Texas – even the wind farms.
Caitlin Ritchie is a writer within the energy and power industry. Born in Georgia, she attended the University of Georgia before earning her master’s in English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.