Hurricane Season in Texas – Can the Grid Handle It?

hurricane season in texas

How is hurricane season in Texas? Well, when you think of winter in Texas, you probably do not think of extremely brisk, snowy holiday seasons or mass power outages. After all, the state is known for its subtropical climate, regularly bringing dry, arid winters. 

The winter 2021 Texas power crisis, though, circumvented the expectations of both Texas natives and people all over the nation and the world. More than 4.5 million homes went without power after a freezing snowstorm hit the state, causing almost half of all homes in Texas to go dark. 

Is the Power Grid Ready for Hurricane Season in Texas?

As the 2022 hurricane season approaches, the 2021 power crisis raises questions about the Texas grid and its ability to handle crises like the one last winter. To make matters worse, it doesn’t seem like the 2021 crisis will remain an outlier.

Research released in late 2021 confirmed that due to climate change, Texas will only become more susceptible to extreme weather events in the future. And Texans have taken notice; a poll included in the research report found that about 60% of Texans do not believe the grid is well-prepared to handle extreme weather events. 


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Hurricane Season in Texas: How to Protect Your Texas Home from Extreme Weather

Thankfully, though, there is a solution for Texans who want to keep themselves safe and warm even in the event of extreme weather: whole-home battery backup systems. With a whole-home battery backup system, you won’t need to rely on the grid to power your home during hurricane season in Texas.

These systems store excess energy created by your solar panels so that you can use that energy later to power your home. If you don’t end up using the excess energy, you can also sell it back to the grid so that you won’t lose money on your battery backup system in the long term. 

Battery backup systems aren’t just affordable; they’re highly versatile, so you’re sure to find an option that works for you and your home. 

Whole-home battery backup systems can be combined with solar power to provide enough energy to power as little as your basic load–or they can provide energy to everything in your home, from the AC to pool pumps, depending on your budget and needs. 

If you’re looking to purchase a whole-home battery backup system to ensure you have power, heat, and cooling throughout hurricane season in Texas, look no further than Sunshine Renewable Solutions, Houston’s #1 local solar company

Get your free solar estimate online and discover the joys and freedom of energy independence! 

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Our engineering team meticulously plans and designs the layout of the piers, ensuring they are strategically positioned to uphold the solar panel array's weight and withstand environmental factors such as wind and inclement weather. We adhere to industry standards and best practices to create a robust foundation that guarantees the longevity and resilience of the solar installation.

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Environmental considerations are taken into account throughout the construction process, ensuring minimal disruption to the surrounding ecosystem. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond energy production to encompass responsible construction practices.

By establishing these concrete piers foundations, we are ready to start Phase 2, erecting the metal support bars. Enabling the subsequent installation of solar panels will power the plastic manufacturer's operations while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions to Help Formosa Plastics of Point Comfort, Texas, Achieve Sustainability Goals

Formosa Plastics is a major producer of polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride resins, which are widely used in various industries worldwide. Recognizing its role in environmental stewardship, Formosa Plastics sought to collaborate with a reputable sustainability consultant who can provide solutions to reduce its impact on the environment.

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