Solar in Texas: Opportunities and risks to know

June 2, 2021 | 2min read

Going solar in Texas is a great idea. The main risk of going solar in Texas is choosing a retail electric provider that does not have good net metering policies. Even if you choose a provider with good net metering policies, you can still run the risk of signing up for the wrong plan. Otherwise, the main risk of going solar in Texas is that your solar system stops producing power and you don’t know about it until you receive an unexpectedly high utility bill. Freedom Forever can help you avoid such a risk with its 25-year performance guarantee.

Choosing your retail electric provider in Texas can be a complex process

There are roughly 120 power companies in Texas. As such, it’s likely that there will be several to choose from in your area. The smart thing to do is to use the powertochoose website provided by the Texas Public Utilities Commission. Before you visit the site, you should familiarize yourself with the information you will need, and the choices you need to make. 

Once you have familiarized yourself with such information, you can go to the powertochoose website and enter your zip code. Then you’ll be presented with either a list of retail electric providers in your area, or you’ll be presented with a list of questions to help you further narrow down your search.

Since you are going solar, make sure to pay close attention to how solar owners are compensated for the power their system produces. Each retail electric provider in Texas will have its own policies regarding solar compensation. Also, unlike other states, Texas does not regulate net metering.

What happens if your solar stops working and you don’t know it

If your solar system stops working and you are caught unaware, your house will automatically draw power from the grid. Should this happen, you’ll likely only find out about it when you get your next utility bill, which is likely to be higher than expected. However, you don’t have to worry about this if you go solar with Freedom Forever.

Freedom Forever offers a unique solar production guarantee – on TOP of your system’s standard warranty! If your system produces less power than we say it will, you can get a check to cover the difference covered under our 25-year production guarantee! When we say “freedom from high utility bills” we mean it!

Once your system is on, it is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If it ever breaks, we’ll make it right. We’ll even reimburse you for any energy production lost from our fault!*

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