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Solar Leasing: The Next High-Quality Financial Asset

Monday, April 29, 2013

Solar leasing has caught Wall Street’s attention, which is beginning to see leasing much like a high-quality mortgage security. Companies are rapidly ramping up their investments in this approach to financing solar. Read More

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Innovative Electric Utility Already Shifting Business Model

Monday, April 29, 2013

One of the nations largest suppliers of utility power generation, NRG Energy, is shifting its focus to distributed energy technologies that bypass the need for traditional utilities. Solar leasing is firmly in their crosshairs. Read More

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National Interests Closely Following SC Solar Leasing Debate

Monday, April 29, 2013

Neighboring states and a national solar industry group are taking notice of the solar leasing conversation that is heating up in the South Carolina legislature (H.3425, S.536). Although trailing far behind North Carolina and Georgia, solar leasing could change the equation for the Palmetto State. Read More

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Broad Customer Base Asks Utilities To Allow Market Competition

Monday, April 29, 2013

Has the time come for South Carolina’s electric utilities to stand back and let our power markets behave more like actual markets? A broad constituency of churches, businesses, and property owners sent a strong message to the state legislature that the time has indeed arrived. Read More

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SCE&G Succeeding With Energy Efficiency Measures

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Energy Star has recognized SCE&G for the success of a number of efficiency programs now being offered to their customers. Continuing to advance programs like these is key to a clean energy future for our state. Read More

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SCCEBA Sponsors Student Energy Efficiency Competition

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Clemson University and the SC Clean Energy Business Alliance are sponsoring a student competition to address energy inefficiencies in our state’s manufactured housing stock. South Carolina currently ranks 40th in the nation in energy efficiency and inefficient housing is a big reason why. Read More

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North Myrtle Beach Promotes Offshore Wind Development

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Offshore wind also continues to get attention in South Carolina as communities like North Myrtle Beach promote development of the massive clean energy resource lying just off our coast. Read More Here and Here

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SC Churches Endorse Solar Leasing Solution

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The church community in South Carolina has been enthusiastic in their support for solar leasing.  With no tax burden and limited capital budgets, churches are ideal candidates for a solar lease whereby a private financing entity makes use of the available tax incentives and provides for the upfront capital investment of solar panels. Read More

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Senior Citizens Seek Solar Leasing

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Electricity rate increases can be particularly difficult for seniors on fixed incomes. The following resident of an assisted living establishment in Charleston sees solar leasing as a potential solution. Read More

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Bring on solar leasing in SC

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Access to solar leasing can provide rate relief for utility customers at a time when electricity rates continue to escalate. Read More

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