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VW Goes Solar Using Third Party Sales

Monday, February 4, 2013

In states like Tennessee, the third party sales model for financing and deploying solar is working for manufacturing plants like the new Volkswagen automotive facility in Chattanooga. The 9.5 megawatt system is Tennessee’s largest, and more than twice the installed capacity of all solar systems in South Carolina combined. Read More

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Third Party Sales Petition Gaining Momentum

Monday, February 4, 2013

Columbia’s Wiley Cooper, a retired reverend, has created quite a buzz with an online petition in support of third party energy sales for distributed energy systems like solar power. Read More & Sign the Petition

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Third Party Sales Bill, H.3425, Introduced in SC

Monday, February 4, 2013

New third party energy sales legislation introduced in South Carolina seeks to remove statutory barriers for solar energy deployment while lowering electric bills for home and business owners.  The legislation is designed to allow the free market to supply financing and ownership options that are currently illegal in our state. Read More Here and Here

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World Economic Forum Calls for Climate Action

Monday, February 4, 2013

Climate change represents a top tier concern at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) upcoming annual meeting. The WEF is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political and academic leaders. Read More

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Mosaic: Crowdfunding Solar Projects

Monday, February 4, 2013

Yet another innovative, market-based funding mechanism has arisen to push solar energy forward.  Read More

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States Race to Develop Offshore Wind

Monday, February 4, 2013

North Carolina and Virginia continue to aggressively push for and make progress on offshore wind development. While first movers shoulder more risk, leading an industry also confers significant benefits. Read More Here and Here

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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

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Warren Buffet Bets on Solar

Monday, February 4, 2013

Solar markets are on the move in response to large investments from Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway. South Carolina’s excellent solar potential will lead to considerable investments in this sector as well if we can get our energy policies updated to reflect new market realities. Read More

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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

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2012: Banner Year for Renewables in US

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Renewable energy installations surged in 2012 as our nation continues to move towards a cleaner energy future. Read More

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