Texas, long the traditional home of the oil industry in the U.S. has begun to make its presence felt in the renewable energy market as well. In 2007, more than one gigawatt of wind energy capacity has been installed in Texas and the state now accounts for nearly 30% of the nation's wind production.

"As a state, we recognize the importance of promoting and supporting the researchers, businesses and individuals who are pursuing these activities and believe that by working together, we can achieve a brighter, cleaner and more stable future for us all." --Phil Wilson, Texas Secretary of State