Monthly Archives: February 2013

Electricity Takes Center Stage At Super Bowl?

What’s the lesson from 2013’s Super Bowl black out? The country needs a smarter grid. Read More

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Clean Energy Tech Could Meet Nation’s Needs

Energy efficiency, solar and wind are rapidly changing the energy landscape across the country. Although further advances are sure to come, current clean energy technologies are already capable of meeting a large portion of our nation’s energy needs. Read More

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SC Company Finances 3rd Party Solar Installations In Other States

Bosch, which has operations in SC, has made $100 million available for the financing of new commercial and residential solar installations. It is unlikely that these projects will occur in our state due to current policy barriers that continue to … Continue reading

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Duke Unveils Simple, Effective Energy Storage System

Duke Energy has built an astounding 36 megawatt energy storage and management facility in Texas to normalize the energy output coming from surrounding wind turbines. Undoubtedly, the future of affordable, reliable, non-polluting energy is unfurling before our eyes. Read More

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SC Lacking Serious Solar Development

South Carolina (#31 nationally) has fallen far behind neighboring states like North Carolina (#11 nationally) in solar deployment. Read More

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GA and NC Advocate for Third Party Financing

North Carolina and Georgia are also considering legislation that removes barriers to third party energy sales. Support continues to grow for individual utility customers seeking to generate their own electricity, regardless of how they choose to finance their systems. Read … Continue reading

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VW Goes Solar Using Third Party Sales

In states like Tennessee, the third party sales model for financing and deploying solar is working for manufacturing plants like the new Volkswagen automotive facility in Chattanooga. The 9.5 megawatt system is Tennessee’s largest, and more than twice the installed … Continue reading

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Third Party Sales Petition Gaining Momentum

Columbia’s Wiley Cooper, a retired reverend, has created quite a buzz with an online petition in support of third party energy sales for distributed energy systems like solar power. Read More & Sign the Petition

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Third Party Sales Bill, H.3425, Introduced in SC

New third party energy sales legislation introduced in South Carolina seeks to remove statutory barriers for solar energy deployment while lowering electric bills for home and business owners.  The legislation is designed to allow the free market to supply financing and … Continue reading

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2012 Hottest Year on Record for US

The U.S. officially experienced its hottest year on record in 2012, and scientists are expecting more of the same moving forward. Read More

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