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NEWS: Here comes the sun

NEWS: Here comes the sun

Solar energy’s future is brightening in South Carolina

By Bill Davis, senior editor | A year after major policy changes were implemented to regulate solar power in South Carolina, the state’s solar industry is showing solid growth, according to politicians, industry leaders and conservationists.

The changes came about in the wake of Act 236, which passed the legislature unanimously in 2014 and allowed individuals to lease solar arrays and to have the ability to sell back excess energy from their panels to state utilities and electric cooperatives.

Additionally, there are state and federal tax incentives in place for those wanting to transition their house to solar as well as several tiers of enhanced buy-back rates for excess power generated.

by · 10/14/2016 · News
NEWS: New day for solar in South Carolina

NEWS: New day for solar in South Carolina

By Bill Davis, senior editor | South Carolina may finally be ready for solar power.

C. Dukes Scott, executive director at the S.C. Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) announced this week that his office, which oversees utilities and other power-generating issues, has finally put the finishing touches on its process for guiding the expansion of solar power in South Carolina.

For years, solar regulation was left in the hands of the utilities, and critics contended they slow-footed the process so they wouldn’t lose any power, pun intended, to citizens generating their own.

by · 09/04/2015 · News