South Carolina

Are solar panels worth it?

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Solar Reviews CEO Andrew Sendy looks at return on investment for residential solar in various cities with very different levels of electricity costs.

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What does the solar eclipse mean for solar power?

This unusual eclipse is a balancing act for energy companies.

No panic necessary: Eclipse won’t dramatically effect grid stability

Despite the significant amount of solar near the path of the solar eclipse, grid experts do not expect the 90-minute event to create reliability issues.

Turmoil in residential solar

After years of steady, relentless growth, the U.S. residential solar market is struggling with challenges on both the policy and customer acquisition fronts. And as the market diversifies away from California and the Northeast, the future is far from clear.

Report: Residential, C&I solar permits surge in Florida, Nevada

South Carolina and Pennsylvania also saw significant increases in solar permits granted, but California and Colorado both dropped by nearly 30%, according to the latest OhmHome report.

Tesla to withdraw South Carolina solar presence

The pending closure of the company’s office in Charleston is the latest sign of a changing approach to residential solar from the market leader.

Dominion to build South Carolina’s largest solar project

The 71 MW project in Jasper County will be joined by a 10 MW project, both of which the power company plans to complete by the end of the year.

South Carolina snags another utility-scale solar farm

ESA Renewables will construct the project, which is projected to produce 23,100 MWh annually, enough to power 2,400 single-family homes per year.

South Carolina considers solar property-tax abatement

S. 44, a bill which would exempt residential renewable-energy installations from property tax assessments, passed the South Carolina Senate last week.

South Carolina conservatives jump on solar bandwagon

The Palmetto Conservative Solar Coalition, headed by a former congressman, cheered the National Solar Job Census’ finding that South Carolina had added 1,000 jobs last year and called for the legislature to support the solar industry with free-market approaches.

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