Rooftop solar could kill—or save—the Texas electric grid

Rooftop solar could kill—or save—the Texas electric grid
Tim McDonnell
·5 min read

After the winter storm that caused blackouts for millions of Texas households and left others with multi-thousand-dollar electric bills this month, the next upheaval in the state’s electricity market was easy to predict: people seeking independence from the state’s electrical grid by going solar. Online solar installation marketplace EnergySage reports new user registrations in Texas spiked 335% in the week after the storm. The solar industry has been here before.