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What Keeps Solar Energy from Taking Off in Texas?

What Keeps Solar Energy from Taking Off in Texas?

Solar PanelsEach Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters will explore efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy, those that might someday dramatically reduce carbon emissions. In future weeks, we’ll explore wind energy, hydrogen, and biofuels. We start today with solar energy.

We discuss efforts to expand the use of solar energy in Houston with Cal Morton of Texas Solar Outfitters, Violeta Archer, President of the Houston Renewable Energy Group, and Seamus Curran, Director of the Institute of NanoEnergy at the University of Houston, and the founder and CEO of the solar energy company Voltaics.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →