Monday, January 13, 2014 News

Solar Energy & South Carolina: Myths, Facts, and Answers

by Andy Hollis

How does South Carolina compare to neighboring states?

South Carolina has fallen far behind neighboring states in the region when it comes to installed and planned solar capacity. North Carolina has installed 51 times more solar (388 megawatts) than South Carolina, and the Georgia Public Service Commission has approved almost 30 times more solar (785 megawatts) than is currently planned in our state.

Click here for an FAQ on solar in South Carolina

MYTH: Solar requires utilities to build back-up generation

FACT: The utility system as it exists today can accommodate a large amount of new solar, as evidenced by the North Carolina experience and requirements for new solar ordered by the Georgia Public Service Commission. The lower levels of solar penetration that South Carolina could expect to deploy over the next decade would not require utilities to build back-up generation.

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Contact your SC Representative and Senator today and ask them to support passage of solar legislation in 2014!

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