Renewable energy · Wind

Apple Pursuing Wind Energy Storage

Monday, February 4, 2013

Technology leaders like Google and IBM have pursued innovation in the clean energy sector for years, and now Apple is staking its claim with the filing of a patent for a new system capable of storing wind energy and making that power available upon demand. Read More

Economic Development · Energy Efficiency · Federal Energy Policy · Renewable energy · Solar · Wind

Fortune 500 Companies Pursue Clean Energy

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Some of the largest and most successful corporations across the planet are increasingly turning to clean energy to power their operations. Boeing and BMW are two of the more prominent examples here in South Carolina. Take a look at this report to understand better what drives these decisions. Read More

Economic Development · Natural Gas · Renewable energy · Wind

More Wind than Natural Gas in 2012

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The installation of new wind capacity looks to have overtaken new natural gas capacity for 2012. As this industry grows, will our state increase its share of the pie in the years to come? Read More

Renewable energy · Wind

North Myrtle Beach Sees $$$ Blowing in the Wind

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Officials in North Myrtle Beach recognize the economic promise offshore wind holds for their town and South Carolina.  A substantial offshore wind resource, quality port facilities, and an existing wind supply chain make our state an attractive location for future growth in this industry. Read More

Energy Efficiency · Natural Gas · Renewable energy · Solar · Wind

Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A new study out of the University of Delaware contends that a combination of wind, solar and storage could be a cost-effective way to fully power a large electric grid 99.9% of the time by 2030. If these findings prove accurate, traditional generation like nuclear and fossil fuels would serve as backup during rare events when renewables and storage were not enough to meet electricity needs. Read More

Natural Gas · Solar · Wind

Significant Integration of Renewables Poses Real Challenges

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

States like California which produce significant amounts of electricity from renewable resources now face the challenge of balancing those resources with traditional forms of generation. Fortunately for SC, we produce so little electricity from solar and wind that we could grow these market for years without having to address similar constraints. Read More


European Interest Legitimizing US Offshore Wind Potential

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The dream of developing offshore wind farms in US waters looks more and more promising as experienced European companies seek to participate in stateside wind lease auctions. The interest expressed by a number of major wind farm developers lends legitimacy to the lease auctions which are scheduled for 2013. Read More

Renewable energy · Wind

North Myrtle Beach Establishes Wind Powered Economic Zone

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The City Council of North Myrtle Beach has officially declared the municipality a “wind-powered economic zone”. The resolution is the latest effort by community leaders to foster their local wind industry and move forward with an offshore wind farm. South Carolina has a chance to become the first state in the country to develop such a project. Read More

Energy Efficiency · Renewable energy · Solar · Wind

Ikea to Produce 100% of Electricity from Renewables

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Swedish retailer Ikea will produce 100% of the corporation’s energy needs from solar and wind by 2020. They currently generate electricity from solar panels atop 34 of their 38 US stores and distribution centers. They plan to expand solar installations, develop wind farms, and invest heavily in highly-efficient LED light bulbs. Read More

Economic Development · Renewable energy · Wind

Offshore Wind Farm Could Produce Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Wages For SC

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A new study by Clemson University’s Restoration Institute and Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs states that building a wind farm off SC’s coast could produce thousands of green jobs and millions of dollars in wages and state and local government revenues. Those benefits would be in addition to the massive amount of clean, renewable power produced for local and regional use. Read More

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