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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.
The Georgetown Times makes the case for solar leasing in South Carolina.
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.
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.
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 for the Palmetto State.
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 the time has indeed arrived.
Energy Star has recognized SCE&G for the success of a number of efficiency programs now being offered to their customers. Continuing to advance programs like these is key to a clean energy future for our state.
Clemson University and the SC Clean Energy Business Alliance are sponsoring a student competition to address energy inefficiencies in our state’s manufactured housing stock. South Carolina currently ranks 40th in the nation in energy efficiency and inefficient housing is a big reason why.
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.
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