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  •  Texas does have amazing wind resources... (0+ / 0-)

    primarily located far from the major population centers and which tend to evaporate during heat waves.

    •  Thank you for highlighting why Texas needs (1+ / 0-)
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      more solar power.

      Heat wave = less wind = more solar.

      That's why wind and solar are considered complimentary. When there is less solar available, there generally is more wind available, and vice versa.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 05:07:16 AM PST

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      •  Perhaps in Dallas, (0+ / 0-)

        not so much Houston, Galveston or other larger cities closer to the coast - and farther from the wind in the panhandle - where high temperatures can also mean higher humidity (and correspondingly higher demands for air conditioning) that also result in increased haze in urban settings. Per the US solar maps I've seen, Houston's annual average solar radiation incidence is no better than Maine's.

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