It’s even hard to call it a problem, but Texas has a surplus of wind power. To solve this “problem” and not waste the energy produced, you donate it. Can you believe it? The production of clean energy is so important that it makes this US state one of the most energy independent in its country.

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The rate of wind power generation is high, very high in Texas compared to the world average. 10% of the total clean energy produced in Texas comes from wind. However, spread is also a problem. It is very difficult to store the large amount of energy produced at night, when the wind is strongest and consumption tends to be lower.

Thus was born the idea of ​​offering free electricity, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.. Consumers can purchase a package in which wind power at these times is free, and they compensate by paying a little more for electricity at other times of the day. In addition, the number of households registered with companies supplying wind power has increased significantly, from 135,000 to 200,000 in just two years of the measure.

As a result, the majority of consumers who have opted for this type of contract have reduced their consumption and their electricity bill. People learn to optimize their consumption, leaving some household chores for these hours of free electricity, thus reducing consumption at peak times when more electricity is consumed by the general population. A change of habits that benefits all of society.

A model. Would you be ready to contract an electrical assembly of this type?

Via nytimes.com