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Houston Chronicle:

Texas again led the nation in clean-energy projects installed and those under construction, according to a quarterly report from the American Clean Power Association released this week.

In the third quarter of 2021, Texas added more clean power than any other state — 1,679 megawatts, compared with California’s 389 megawatts and Wyoming’s 301 megawatts. One megawatt can power about 200 homes on a hot summer day. There is now enough wind and solar capacity to power nearly 10 million homes in the state, with a total of about $72 billion invested in clean-energy projects in Texas as of the end of September.

John Hensley, vice president of research and analytics for the industry trade group, said many more clean-power projects are under construction here, which could generate a total of more than 42,000 megawatts once they’re finished.

“Texas has a lot of advantages when it comes to renewable technology,” said John Hensley, vice president of research and analytics for the American Clean Power Association. “The resources from wind and solar standpoint are quite good, and there are a lot more places to build these projects and expand the footprint in Texas compared to other states.” 

[Shelby Webb]

More: Texas leads country in existing and new clean energy projects

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