By Jon Franke, Blog Editor, Aurora Solar
The recent severe winter weather in Texas led to a virtually unprecedented situation where millions of people were left without power, heat, and even water. Losing power wasn’t the only issue. Many that did have power through the whole ordeal faced enormous electric bills. During the height of the crisis, electricity costs rose up to $9 per KwH, pushing many electric bills to over $100 per day — with one customer reporting an invoice of almost $17,000.
As the climate changes, these “unprecedented” weather events are becoming more common. In this post, we’ll take a look at what we can learn from what happened in Texas and how solar installers can help prevent situations like this in the future.