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Palmetto launches Instant Proposal service

Using data from Mapdwell, Palmetto can now generate and design a residential solar system proposal in a minute.

Here’s why regulators rejected Duke Energy’s IRPs in South Carolina

Not a single IRP presented under South Carolina’s Energy Freedom Act has been accepted by state regulators. Could that be because the utilities are acting like the law doesn’t exist?

Does the Southeast need wholesale power markets in order to hit its renewable goals?

A new report from ACORE, the American Clean Power Association, and SEIA explores the benefits of instituting real-time, wholesale energy markets across the 12 Southeast states as a way to accelerate renewable resource adoption.

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Santee Cooper and Central Electric Power contract for 425 MW of new South Carolina solar

The new capacity–which goes by names like Chester White, Lambert, and Hemingway–represents an addition equal to nearly 40% of all solar installed to date in the Palmetto State.

North Carolina is no longer the Southeast’s most solar state

The fourth edition of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s Solar in the Southeast report shows that Florida has passed North Carolina in total installed capacity, while South Carolina has passed its northern neighbor in the context of a solar watts per customer ratio.

Two Duke IRPs shot down by South Carolina regulators

South Carolina regulators rejected Duke Energy Carolina and Duke Energy Progress’ Integrated Resource Plans, and demanded a “single and clear” recommendation.

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How the Southeast can achieve 100% clean energy

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy identified two pathways that the Southeast’s big utilities could follow to achieve 100% renewable generation against the backdrop of a possible federal mandate.

South Carolina regulators approve net metering rules for residential solar

Regulators approved a multi-party stipulation that caps solar applications through the end of 2021 at 1.2 MW for Duke Energy Carolinas and 300 kW for Duke Energy Progress each month.

South Carolina regulators save net metering, reject Dominion’s proposal

Regulators agreed to keep net metering in place while transitioning to Dominion Energy’s existing time-of-use rate schedule for new solar customers.

Gas South sets $50 million investment goal for solar energy

The company has also completed its first utility-scale installation, as well as invested millions into community solar projects.

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