Category Archives: Solar

Renewables Protect Against Long-term Fossil Fuel Costs

Renewables are increasingly being looked at as long-term price hedges against the volatility of fossil fuel costs.  It is imperative that South Carolina utilities begin modeling benefits of this nature, which would accompany the development of our abundant in-state renewable … Continue reading

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SC Senate Introduces Solar Tax Credit Bill

A new solar tax credit aimed at making South Carolina more competitive with neighboring states like North Carolina and Georgia has been introduced in the state senate. Read More

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Solar Leasing Fundamentally Changing Electricity In US

Solar leasing has exploded onto the American scene offering reduced power bills for businesses and homeowners around the country. Take a look at this must read interview with the co-founder and CEO of SolarCity to get a better understanding of … Continue reading

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Post & Courier Editorial: Don’t Block Our Sun Power

South Carolina now has an opportunity to participate in the growing solar market by passing legislation that removes current legal barriers for leasing panels. Unfortunately, the legislation (H.3425) is currently stalled in the SC House of Representatives. Read More

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Deutsche Bank: Solar Reaches Grid Parity In 2014

A new report from Deutsche Bank concludes grid parity for solar will be reached by the end of 2014 in countries around the world…without government subsidy. It is critical that South Carolina prepare for this rapidly changing energy landscape. Allowing … Continue reading

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SC Businesses Demand Solar Leasing Option

Local businesses and investors recognize the opportunities being denied South Carolinians as a consequence of our antiquated energy laws, and they are advocating solutions that make economic and environmental sense for our state. Read More

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Resistance To Change Could Disadvantage SC Utility Customers

South Carolina is now experiencing foundational shifts firsthand. A law to provide greater access to distributed energy systems is currently being considered in the state legislature (H.3425), but the resistance to change by entrenched interests has the legislation stalled in committee. … Continue reading

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All New Investment Dollars Flowing To Renewables

In January of 2013, all new power generation brought online in the U.S. came from renewable sources (1,231 MW). Read More

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SC Lagging In Solar Deployment

As is evident from the following map, South Carolina has some catching up to do in deploying the technologies that will power the 21st century. Read More

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Foundations Of Electricity Generation Are Shifting Dramatically

The democratization of energy is underway. Just as the internet and mobile phones have fundamentally altered how we communicate and access information, technological trends in the energy arena are leading us towards a future of decentralization where control over energy … Continue reading

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