Monthly Archives: March 2012

Solar Energy Soared in 2011

US solar energy soared by 109% in 2011, with estimates of the solar market’s total value up near $8.4 billion.  Read More

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Solar Power Installations

US Bancorp and SolarCity are set to fund solar power installations in a military community. Read More

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Efficient Water-Heating in SC

This innovative South Carolina company is making waterheating more efficient. Read More

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Improving SC Energy Efficiency

A pilot project designed to help electric cooperative members in South Carolina improve the energy efficiency of their homes is drawing optimistic reviews from the federal government.  Read More

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Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference

The Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference highlights our region’s large offshore wind resource and the economic development potential that it represents.  Read More

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Savannah River biomass facility will open

Savannah River Site will begin operating their biomass facility this month reducing GHG emissions by 100,000 tons per year and decrease water withdrawal from the Savannah River by 2.8 billion gallons per year. Read More

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Electric Efficiency as A Savings Tool

New study demonstrates the effectiveness of aggressive state energy efficiency policies.  Overall in 2010, electric efficiency programs saved enough to power over 9.7 million U.S. homes for one year, and avoided the generation of 78 million metric tons of carbon … Continue reading

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Expanding Renewables in the Upstate

BMW continues to expand their renewable energy investments in the upstate.  Read More.

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Clemson Wind-Turbine Test Facility Nears Completion

The Clemson Wind-Turbine Test Facility nears completion. “This will be a hub for quality control testing for anything up to 15 mega watts for the world,” business development director, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch said. “This is a test facility that is world … Continue reading

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