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September 5, 2018

South Carolina lawmakers decline to remove limits on solar

Dive Brief: South Carolina state senators on the joint-chamber budget conference committee Tuesday night removed a budget amendment that would have lifted the state’s net metering cap. Residential […]
September 5, 2018

Solar’s Hitting a Cap in South Carolina, and Jobs Are at Stake by the Thousands

Solar energy’s popularity jumped with net metering. Now, utilities plan to cap the program 3 years earlier than expected, and it’s an issue in the governor’s […]
September 5, 2018

SC customers face higher solar costs following Legislature’s support for big energy

South Carolinians interested in using solar energy to save money on their power bills suffered a setback Wednesday when Duke Energy said it had reached a […]
September 5, 2018

How a Statehouse breakdown threatens South Carolina’s solar energy industry

COLUMBIA — After a heated debate over the future of rooftop solar power in South Carolina disintegrated this legislative session, lawmakers thought they had finally reached a temporary compromise […]
September 5, 2018

As South Carolina hits its solar cap, options to go green and save money dwindle

Last week, the first power provider in South Carolina hit an important clean-energy milestone, but that progress is now likely to stop cold. It’s a testament […]
September 5, 2018

Solar savings shine in South Carolina

A solar farm installed at W.E. Parker Elementary School is expected to save the Edgefield School District $900,000 over the course of a decade. Those of […]
April 10, 2018

SC House to SCE&G: We’re just not that into you anymore

  COLUMBIA, SC  MOST PEOPLE would put the breaking point at Jan. 31. I think it might turn out to be April 5. Jan. 31 is […]
April 5, 2018

Cheaper power bills? Rooftop solar wins major victory over utilities in SC House

COLUMBIA  The state House of Representatives backed the solar industry over South Carolina’s major utilities Thursday, approving a bill that’s intended to save solar jobs and […]