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Sleeping Giant: The State of Solar in South Carolina

The popularity of solar energy skyrocketed in South Carolina (SC) with the introduction of net metering in 2014 when the state legislature unanimously passed its landmark energy bill. After the introduction of the (DER) program, the Palmetto State went from having virtually no solar energy to having...

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A Bigger Total Share of Offshore Wind

French energy conglomerate Total and local Duke Energy won bids for offshore wind development off the Carolinas with $315 million offers, says this May 11 Reuters report.
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State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

Seven states – Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, and Vermont – have enacted legislation to promote pollinator-friendly solar development. A new white paper by the Clean Energy States Alliance provides an overview of these state efforts and offers suggestions for what other states can do to promote solar while also creating or preserving healthy habitats for pollinators.

South Carolina Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 2.50 / 9
Utilities:
Score 2.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 2.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
49 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
26 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
14 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
85%

of people in South Carolina support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(-1 of the national average)
(est. 3,264,630 of 3,859,677 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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