On August 6th, Governor Nikki Haley and Senator Greg Gregory led a signing ceremony celebrating South Carolina’s new solar legislation. This was a monumental step forward for clean energy in the Palmetto State.
As reported by The State newspaper:
“What we had were a lot of barriers — barriers that stood in our way when it came to solar energy,” Haley told more than 50 environmentalists, utility representatives and solar energy company executives.
Haley said expanding solar power in South Carolina will help diversify the mix of energy sources, while helping the Palmetto State catch up with North Carolina and Georgia in efforts to encourage sun-fired power.
“When you look at North Carolina and you look at Georgia, they’ve been doing pretty well when it comes to solar energy — and they don’t have any more sun than we do,” the governor said during the event at Half Moon Outfitters, which installed a “solar tree” several years ago to help power the business.