South Carolina

Halfway into the year, Duke hits South Carolina net metering cap

New solar customers now have the option to sell power at a price far below retail to Duke Energy, in the state with the highest monthly electricity bills in the country.

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Duke pushes solar at both distributed and utility-scale

The utility is opening an RFP for utility-scale projects, as well as offering a solar rebate program for rooftop systems.

South Carolina net metering cap increase derailed

The SC Senate budget committee has removed an amendment that would have lifted the restrictive 2% caps on net metered-solar from the state’s budget bill. The caps could be hit in both utility service areas by the end of the year.

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Schism in the South: The debate over renewables splits the GOP.

The results of South Carolina’s primary elections have shown an unprecedented support for pro-solar candidates in the traditionally hesitant South.

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Innogy to develop 440 MW solar pipeline in the US southeast

Innogy’s US subsidiary will gain exclusive rights for the acquisition of 13 solar PV projects currently owned by North Carolina’s Birdseye Renewable Energy. The projects have a cumulative capacity of 440MW and are at various stages of development.

GameChange reaches over 6 GW of manufacturing capacity

The racking and tracker maker has secured eight additional manufacturing lines, including in six Southeast states.

Republicans request utility-scale solar panel tariff exemption

A group of eight Republican senators has sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative and other federal agencies calling for utility-scale solar panels to be exempt from the Section 201 tariffs.

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Solar power policy update May 3: Minneapolis, SC, MO, CT

In this week’s solar policy update, we bring you Minneapolis’ plan to go 100% renewable, a potential net metering cap increase in South Carolina, legislation to weaken regulatory oversight in Missouri, and more.

Some sunbelt states are sunny side down on rooftop solar

A new report sheds light on primarily states, primarily in the sunbelt, that dampen (or drown) rooftop solar through bad policies, or none at all.

Utilities win in South Carolina solar vote

A bill to lift net metering caps in South Carolina fails, after a technicality was used to force the bill to secure a 2/3 majority.

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