Category Archives: Solar

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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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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Forward-thinking Energy Policies Create Jobs

Jobs in the clean energy sector grew by 110,000 during 2012. The states benefiting most from this economic activity have taken the lead in updating their energy policies and regulation to reflect 21st century energy realities. Read More

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Energy Executives Mapping Out Sustainable Future

The Obama Administration is conferring with energy executives representing a broad range of technologies in preparation for a revised approach to meeting our country’s energy demand in an economically and environmentally sustainable way. Read More

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“Value of Solar” Rate Captures True Costs & Benefits

Some states are moving towards a “value of solar” rate that captures the benefits solar energy creates for a utility and its customers. This rate would then be paid to homeowners and businesses that invest in solar and sell their … Continue reading

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