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.

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.

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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.

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