September 17, 2012

Renewable energy

Biomass in Scotland

Monday, September 17, 2012

Scotland’s vision for biomass: small sustainable facilities, close to available local wood supplies and as efficient as possible. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy · Solar

How to Finance Solar Projects

Monday, September 17, 2012

Here is a clear explanation of some creative ways other states are inexpensively financing solar projects. Read More

Renewable energy · Solar

First Solar's Business Plan

Monday, September 17, 2012

First Solar stays ahead of Chinese companies with a vertically integrated business plan which helps utilities predict uneven power flows from solar. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy · Solar

Apple's NC Solar Farm

Monday, September 17, 2012

Apple nears completion of a 20MW solar farm in North Carolina (impressive photos). Read More

Climate Science

Jim Gandy, WLTX Columbia

Monday, September 17, 2012

Columbia’s WLTX is home to meteorologist Jim Gandy, one of the nation’s most effective communicators of climate change. His viewers have responded with fascination and praise. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy · Solar

Second Best Quarter for Solar Industry

Monday, September 17, 2012

The US solar industry installed 772 MW of new solar capacity in the second quarter of 2012, its second best quarter ever. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy · Wind

How the Recession Has Influenced Offshore Wind

Monday, September 17, 2012

South Carolina’s offshore wind development has been slowed by natural gas and the recession. Read More

Energy Efficiency

New, High Tech, Energy Efficient Homes

Monday, September 17, 2012

Two new SC communities, one in Summerville and one in Ridgeville, will offer homes with some incredible energy-efficient technologies, including geothermal (ground-sourced) heat pumps, photovoltaic solar panels, super insulated building shells, Energy-Star rated appliances, and state of the art electronic and web-based controls and monitoring systems. Read More

Economic Development · Energy Efficiency · Renewable energy · Solar

Solar Leasing Needed in SC

Monday, September 17, 2012

Electricity rates in SC continue to climb.  This article, and the many others like it in recent months, underscore the need for greater investment in energy efficiency and open access for utility customers to the free market’s lowest cost financing for renewable energy – solar leasing. Read More

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