Powered for Good

Designing a competitive 100% solar & wind electricity product that is available, accessible, and affordable for all households in Texas' deregulated electricity market


Households with less disposable income often pay more for electricity.

The benefits of renewable energy are still out of reach for many low-to-moderate income families.

The goal of Powered For Good is to design and help deliver clean, cheap, 100% renewable electricity offerings for low income households in Texas that can choose their electricity provider.

We are also exploring options to provide energy storage at a household or community level, and how to best to monetize Opportunity Zone tax benefits in a way that maximizes community benefit.

Our view:

In Texas, state regulations allow millions of people in low income communities to select their electricity provider. The cost of solar and wind power continue to decline and are at record lows.

So if an electricity offering existed...

  • at a lower rate,

  • that didn’t require upfront deposits,

  • that was provided by an electricity provider they trusted,

  • that was introduced by trusted people,

  • that clearly, plainly and accurately explained the offering,

  • that was 100% powered by solar and wind,

and a switch to this provider could save households on average about $25 per month, reduce pollution, and provide revenue to the local community, then wouldn't most people want to see this happen?

PROJECT Partners:

Powered for Good is a research and pilot initiative lead by the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), High Noon Advisors, Moonlight Interests, and the Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute (TEPRI).

This work is funded by the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office and the Jacob & Terese Hershey Foundation.