From the article:
"In 15 years, ERCOT predicts between 3% and 9% of its electricity generation will come from the sun, though that could be slowed by low natural gas prices, according to the grid operator and energy company officials.
West Texas “is flat, the land is open, available and cheap and there is a lot of sun” said Raiford Smith, vice president of corporate planning for CPS Energy, a city-owned utility in San Antonio. “It is an ideal place for putting solar.”
So how much is energy consumption increasing nation wide? What about states that aren't flat arid deserts? The goal here I think is to take federal taxpayer funding, produce minimal results and get rich. How many of the solar panels are produced in China or other slave wage countries as opposed to US, EU etc. We would all be getting are our energy from solar if it were really the most cost effective. And not before.