Help Texas shine
brighter with solar. No panels required.

Supporting solar in Texas is easy. Sign up for a Texas Shine electricity solar plan and contribute to a cleaner energy future.


Making a difference is simple.

There’s no place like Texas. And there’s no better feeling than doing your part to sustain its natural beauty for generations to come. By switching to a solar energy plan with Rhythm Energy, you’ll be joining thousands of other Texans who are helping the Lone Star State shine brighter.

Be part of a bright future.

If you use 2,000 kWh of electricity each month, switching to solar energy means you'll have avoided 3,125 pounds of CO₂. That's the same as...

  • The CO₂ emissions from 159 gallons of gasoline consumed, enough for 5 trips from Houston to El Paso.

  • The CO₂ absorbed by 1.8 acres of trees. That’s the same size as 28 tennis courts.

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Strengthen the grid.

Not only will you become more independent from traditional, fossil-fuel based power generation. By signing up for Texas Shine, you’ll be leveraging local, sustainable energy that provides cheaper, cleaner sources of generation versus traditional energy sources. Having these clean sources of energy can become a vital addition to the grid when it’s strained and can help keep power online during extreme weather events. 


Do good and save money.

When you sign up for Texas Shine, you lock in a lower energy rate and protect against rising energy costs. And if you switch from another provider, we’ll even pay up to $150 in bill credits to offset their termination fee.

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Going solar is as easy as flipping a switch.

  • It only takes 60 seconds to make an impact. Enter in your zip code and energy usage and pick an electricity plan that's best for you.

  • Your 100% solar plan requires no visits from technicians or installation of equipment or panels.

  • Sit back and relax, because we'll handle it all, and we'll even pay up to $150 in bill credits to put toward your current provider's early termination fee.

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What if I want to install my own solar panels?

More and more homeowners in Texas are choosing to install solar panels on their property, to do their part to help the environment and avoid fluctuations in energy prices, but also to increase the value of their homes. You can qualify for solar incentives that offset installation costs: these usually come in the form of solar rebates, tax benefits, and/ or performance-based incentives, and can cut your solar costs by up to 50%. For more information, read our article What Are Solar Incentives?

What if I already have solar panels and want to sell energy back to the grid?

If you own solar panels, not only can you save money, but you can make money by producing your own energy and selling the excess back through net metering, which measures your power consumption against the power your solar panels produce. When you produce more solar energy than you use, the difference is credited back to you. So, on days when you use more energy than you produce, you draw against those credits. To learn more about our plan, visit solar buyback page, and to learn more about solar buybacks overall, head to our solar buyback blog.

Shop solar plans in Texas.

Learn more about solar
and your impact.

Solar energy (or solar power) refers to the set of technologies that convert the light and heat of the sun into electricity. There are two kinds of solar technologies:

  • Solar Photovoltaic (or PV) is the technology you are probably most familiar with because it is used in solar panels, like the ones you might see on a neighbor’s home. When the sun hits the solar panels, semiconductors are used to convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. This electricity flows to an inverter, which coverts that DC energy into alternating current (AC), the most used form of electricity.

  • Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power (or CSP) systems use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers. These receivers collect that solar energy and convert it into heat. This heat can be used to create electricity, or it can be stored. CSP systems are primarily in very large power plants.

Solar energy does not emit greenhouse gases, helps reduce the cost of electricity, contributes to a resilient electrical grid, creates jobs and spurs economic growth. And solar can also generate back-up power for nighttime and outages when paired with storage.

If you own solar panels, you can save money and make money with Rhythm Energy’s Solar Buyback Plan. To learn more about our plan, visit our solar buyback page, and to learn more about solar buybacks overall, head to our solar buyback blog.

With Rhythm Energy’s TX Shine Plan, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in Texas’ solar boom – no panels required. It is an easy way to go solar, reduce your carbon footprint, and support a brighter Texas.

No, Rhythm Energy will not buy excess solar electricity on this plan, but we are proud to offer best-in-class plans specifically built for solar buyback. In 2021, we were the fastest growing retailer for rooftop solar home owners, and are happy to serve our solar customers with plans that are unrivaled in the industry.

Not with Texas Shine! If you are a renter, you can still switch to our solar electricity plan and do your part to help stabilize the grid, reduce the costs of energy, and reduce the environmental impact of power generation.

You can take it with you! Your Texas Shine plan can move with you if you move to a new location, ensuring that 100% of your home’s electricity is powered by renewable energy from the sun. Just reach out to our Customer Care Team and they’ll have the lights on before you move in.

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