Environment Texas, a citizen-based environmental advocacy project by Environment America, recently gave San Antonio a Solar Star rating for its continued advancement into the solar powered industry. The Alamo City ranked first in Texas and 7th in the country for installed solar capacity.
CPS Energy celebrated with the city’s success. The large San Antonio based city electric utility sponsored a rebate program that initially helped San Antonio land on the list of top ranked solar cities. The rebate program has been in place since 2007 and since its beginning more than 13,600 San Antonio customers have installed panels on their homes or businesses. CPS Energy CEO Cris Eugster said the utility will continue to fund renewable energy projects and approved another $15 million in funding to continue the rebate program.
The only other Texas municipality to make the list was Austin, which ranked 15th. With San Antonio leading the way in solar capacity for Texas, the Alamo city is poised for continued advancement and expansion in the solar powered sector.