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My Story as the Only African American Certified to Design Solar PV in Tennessee

As we celebrate Black History Month, SACE is highlighting stories at the crossroads of energy and equity. Through my own work to design and install my own solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system on my home, I’ve become very familiar with the challenges in Tennessee. I've also reflected on how current utility policy in Tennessee is unfair and inconsiderate of the poor, low, and limited income customers. Here I share my experience, lessons learned, and hopes for a more equitable system.

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Good News for Aspiring Solar Installers in North Carolina & Florida

Renewable energy jobs are on the rise nationally, with solar panel installation showing up as the fastest growing job in eight states, including Florida and North Carolina, in January 2019.

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Hey KUB, Do You Hear Your Customers Yet?

KUB customers are paying $19 a month before they even flip on a light switch. In 2010, monthly fixed fees were $6. Since then, fees have tripled! These are some of their stories.

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Solar In Your Community Challenge Team Highlight

The Solar in Your Community Challenge is a $5 million contest to support innovative and replicable community-based solar business models and programs that will bring solar to underserved communities. Over the two-year…

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Atlanta’s Mercedez-Benz Stadium: The Real MVP of the Super Bowl

How does Atlanta, a city that recently committed to 100% clean energy by 2035, and it’s brand new stadium, Mercedes-Benz, compete on the largest stage of the year when it comes to sustainability? Short answer: Pretty darn good. 

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Legislators Shine Light on Energy Competition in SC

Update, Feb. 22, 2019: The bill has passed the House and is moving to the Senate. Please note that language in the bill has been revised since the blog post below was…

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Solar Rebates "Sell Out" In Record Time

You snooze; you lose. Only the North Carolina residents who submitted applications on the first two days will receive funds under Duke Energy's 2019 Solar Rebate Program. Others will go on a waiting list for next year -- when they may go even faster.

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FPL Developing Shared Solar Program for 2019

Shared solar power has an important role to play in Florida's clean energy future. FPL will be filing its shared program for approval in March 2019. How does it work and does it provide customer value?

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Year in Review: The Best Clean Energy Wins of 2018

As the year comes to a close, SACE reflects on the progress we've seen toward a clean energy future in the Southeast and beyond in 2018.

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Moving Forward with Optimism

With your support, SACE is fully aware, fully prepared, and fully engaged to take advantage of every policy opportunity, inform and engage stakeholders from communities in every socioeconomic sector, and promote smart energy choices that WILL lead to a clean, safe, and healthy future.