South Carolina

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.

Bill to lift South Carolina net metering cap approved in House

The bill will also require expedited interconnection by utilities, and must pass a third reading before it goes to the state’s senate.

Duke low-balls renewable energy in its climate plans

The southern power giant’s stunningly unambitious plan for increasing renewable energy generation may be the result of keeping inflexible nuclear power online for unheard-of timelines.


The Carolinas lead as solar booms in the Southeast

The inaugural Solar in the Southeast report by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy finds a large disparity between progress in the Carolinas and Georgia versus the rest of the region.

Bipartisan congressional solar caucus coalesces after tariff decision

Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) and Ralph Norman (R) have founded what appears to be the first solar-specific caucus in Congress.

GTM Research predicts 11% reduction in the U.S. solar market from tariffs

President Trump’s tariff decision was not the worst-case scenario for the U.S. market, but GTM Research says that it will still have effects, particularly in marginal and emerging regional markets.


Cypress Creek constructs 1 GW of solar in 18 months

The developer continues its nationwide expansion, building 800 MW of solar capacity in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Vermont alone.

Dominion puts online 71 MW solar project in South Carolina

The project is the largest in the state to date.

SCE&G hits solar goal three years early

Though exceedingly modest by the standard of leading solar states, the South Carolina utility reached its 42 MW state-mandated goal long before it needed to do so.


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