Category Archives: Solar

New Study: Grid Remains Stable With Significant Renewables

A new study commissioned by the Civil Society Institute demonstrates how significantly higher levels of renewable energy penetration are consistent with maintaining a reliable grid. Read More

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Antiquated Electric Utility Model Under Pressure

As distributed energy technologies like solar continue to proliferate, how will utilities transition to a new business model? Here is an excellent assessment of the challenges and opportunities that currently face the electricity sector. Read More

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Google Demands More From Electric Utilities

Over 60% of Fortune 500 companies have greenhouse gas reduction targets, yet utilities are failing to offer sufficient clean energy options to businesses like Google that demand more access to renewables. That could be changing in North Carolina because of a new … Continue reading

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NC Benefits From Renewable Energy Policies

North Carolina’s clean energy policies have proven to be a boon for their economy and a cost saver for utility customers.  Even as electricity rates continue to rise and unemployment remains high in South Carolina, our elected leaders remain reluctant to learn … Continue reading

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Free Times: Over-Regulation Stifles Solar in SC

The InterTech Group in North Charleston has been a vocal supporter of eliminating barriers for solar investments in South Carolina. As noted in a recent report from the Free Times, they are bidding on projects in Georgia because there isn’t … Continue reading

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Sun News: Utilities Should Stop Obstructing Electricity Markets

As the Sun News recently put it, “Utilities need to get out of the way and allow solar power to make more inroads in South Carolina, allow consumers the chance to lower their electricity bills, and allow a bit of … Continue reading

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Utah Passes Free Market Financing Policy For Clean Energy

Utah has passed legislation that makes commercial and industrial financing more accessible for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. This policy is expected to cut costs for businesses while stimulating growth in the state’s clean energy sector. Read More

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Georgetown Times: Solar A Good Idea, Lots Of Potential

The Georgetown Times makes the case for solar leasing in South Carolina. Read More

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Solar Leasing: The Next High-Quality Financial Asset

Solar leasing has caught Wall Street’s attention, which is beginning to see leasing much like a high-quality mortgage security. Companies are rapidly ramping up their investments in this approach to financing solar. Read More

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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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