Monthly Archives: February 2013

Honda Offers Solar With Car Purchase

Honda and Acura have announced that they will be offering their customers access to low cost home solar systems via leasing agreements with the company SolarCity.  Financing opportunities like this will not be available in South Carolina until legislation is … Continue reading

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Solar Leasing A Path To Greater Energy Freedom

Here’s a closer look at recent trends in the solar industry and specifically what solar leasing would mean for South Carolina. Read More

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Free Market Solar Bill Derailed By SC House Subcommittee

Free markets and consumer choice took a hit this week in the South Carolina House of Representatives. A subcommittee failed to move discussions forward on a piece of legislation (H.3425) that would give home and business owners greater flexibility in … Continue reading

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Hawaii Adopts Financing Similar To SC Co-op Pilot Program

The Hawaii Public Service Commission has embraced on-bill financing as a viable mechanism for financing energy efficiency and solar for utility customers. The Electric Cooperatives of SC have been piloting a similar project for energy efficiency. Read More

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Hope For Federal Clean Energy Policy

Can Congress come to consensus on clean energy issues? Some analysts are seeing signs of hope. Read More

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As Georgia’s Nuke Costs Climb, Legislators Eye Utility Profits

As the costs for new nuclear reactors in Georgia continue to rise, lawmakers are considering reigning in utility profits on the project. Read More

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Utility CEO Vows Focus On Climate Change

A recently retired electric utility CEO from Entergy Corp vows to continue to push the industry and the nation to address climate change. Read More

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Solar Power Now Cheaper Than Coal?

A new power purchase agreement for solar power in New Mexico comes in lower than the cost of coal. Read More

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Texas Leads On Renewable Energy Development

Traditionally known as an oil and gas state, Texas has transformed itself into a leader in renewable energy. With new transmission investments in the works, electricity production from wind is set to double over the coming years. Read More

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Solar Leasing Shaking Up US Energy Scene

Solar leasing has exploded onto the U.S. energy scene and is expected to grow the residential solar market from $1.3 billion in 2012 to $5.7 billion in 2016. This financing model is currently illegal in SC, but new state legislation … Continue reading

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