Texas stays near the top of the list for the most common US power outages, and this year is no different. Due to summer power demands, NPR reports that power outages are expected throughout the summer and in parts of the Midwest. Power outages in Texas are already occurring. In May, power grids failed due to high heat and left thousands of Texas residents without power. Six power plants were down, and Texas residents were asked to limit power use. Interest in solar power and backup generators has increased with summer heating up. A solar backup generator may be an effective option for your home to stay cool this summer.