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National Interests Closely Following SC Solar Leasing Debate

Monday, April 29, 2013

Neighboring states and a national solar industry group are taking notice of the solar leasing conversation that is heating up in the South Carolina legislature (H.3425, S.536). Although trailing far behind North Carolina and Georgia, solar leasing could change the equation for the Palmetto State. Read More

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Broad Customer Base Asks Utilities To Allow Market Competition

Monday, April 29, 2013

Has the time come for South Carolina’s electric utilities to stand back and let our power markets behave more like actual markets? A broad constituency of churches, businesses, and property owners sent a strong message to the state legislature that the time has indeed arrived. Read More

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North Myrtle Beach Promotes Offshore Wind Development

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Offshore wind also continues to get attention in South Carolina as communities like North Myrtle Beach promote development of the massive clean energy resource lying just off our coast. Read More Here and Here

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SC Churches Endorse Solar Leasing Solution

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The church community in South Carolina has been enthusiastic in their support for solar leasing.  With no tax burden and limited capital budgets, churches are ideal candidates for a solar lease whereby a private financing entity makes use of the available tax incentives and provides for the upfront capital investment of solar panels. Read More

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Senior Citizens Seek Solar Leasing

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Electricity rate increases can be particularly difficult for seniors on fixed incomes. The following resident of an assisted living establishment in Charleston sees solar leasing as a potential solution. Read More

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Bring on solar leasing in SC

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Access to solar leasing can provide rate relief for utility customers at a time when electricity rates continue to escalate. Read More

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SC Legislation could make it easier to tap into solar power

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Removing current legal barriers to third party energy sales is one way South Carolina can promote increased investment in clean energy technologies. Legislation now being considered (H.3425, S.536) by the General Assembly would make solar leasing, a popular financing method for solar investment around the country, available to residents, businesses, churches, and other institutions that are currently prohibited from entering into these contracts. Read More

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Sen. Gregory (R-Lancaster) Introduces S.536 – solar leasing!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A bipartisan contingency of South Carolina Senators has introduced legislation (S.536) that would make third party energy sales and solar leasing legal in the state.  Solar leasing has become the preferred method of installing solar arrays on homes, businesses and institutions in many areas of the country, and this financing model is projected to grow the residential solar market from $1.3 billion in 2012 to $5.7 billion by 2016. Read more…

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Wind Saving Co-ops Millions in the Heartland

Monday, March 18, 2013

Electric cooperatives in states like South Dakota have led the way on wind energy development, and their customers are seeing the benefits. Read More

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Keystone Pipeline Debate Rages On

Monday, March 18, 2013

Will the approval of the Keystone Pipeline set the stage for real movement towards reigning in carbon emissions? Maybe, if the response from opponents to the pipeline is loud enough for the President to hear. Read More

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