Category Archives: Renewable energy

Innovative Electric Utility Already Shifting Business Model

One of the nations largest suppliers of utility power generation, NRG Energy, is shifting its focus to distributed energy technologies that bypass the need for traditional utilities. Solar leasing is firmly in their crosshairs. Read More

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National Interests Closely Following SC Solar Leasing Debate

Neighboring states and a national solar industry group are taking notice of the solar leasing conversation that is heating up in the South Carolina legislature (H.3425, S.536). Although trailing far behind North Carolina and Georgia, solar leasing could change the equation … Continue reading

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Broad Customer Base Asks Utilities To Allow Market Competition

Has the time come for South Carolina’s electric utilities to stand back and let our power markets behave more like actual markets? A broad constituency of churches, businesses, and property owners sent a strong message to the state legislature that … Continue reading

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North Myrtle Beach Promotes Offshore Wind Development

Offshore wind also continues to get attention in South Carolina as communities like North Myrtle Beach promote development of the massive clean energy resource lying just off our coast. Read More Here and Here

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SC Churches Endorse Solar Leasing Solution

The church community in South Carolina has been enthusiastic in their support for solar leasing.  With no tax burden and limited capital budgets, churches are ideal candidates for a solar lease whereby a private financing entity makes use of the … Continue reading

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Senior Citizens Seek Solar Leasing

Electricity rate increases can be particularly difficult for seniors on fixed incomes. The following resident of an assisted living establishment in Charleston sees solar leasing as a potential solution. Read More

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Bring on solar leasing in SC

Access to solar leasing can provide rate relief for utility customers at a time when electricity rates continue to escalate. Read More

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SC Legislation could make it easier to tap into solar power

Removing current legal barriers to third party energy sales is one way South Carolina can promote increased investment in clean energy technologies. Legislation now being considered (H.3425, S.536) by the General Assembly would make solar leasing, a popular financing method for solar investment … Continue reading

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Sen. Gregory (R-Lancaster) Introduces S.536 – solar leasing!

A bipartisan contingency of South Carolina Senators has introduced legislation (S.536) that would make third party energy sales and solar leasing legal in the state.  Solar leasing has become the preferred method of installing solar arrays on homes, businesses and … Continue reading

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Wind Saving Co-ops Millions in the Heartland

Electric cooperatives in states like South Dakota have led the way on wind energy development, and their customers are seeing the benefits. Read More

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