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Both-And: "Solar in the Southeast" fourth annual report: Part 4

We need BOTH utility-scale solar AND distributed solar in order to transform power generation and achieve 100% clean electricity by 2035.

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SunBlockers: "Solar in the Southeast" fourth annual report: Part 3

The laggards in our "Solar in the Southeast" reports are labeled as 'SunBlockers.' In our fourth annual report, Alabama Power and the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives bear that moniker.

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The Long and Winding Road: pursuing infrastructure, energy policy, and a clean electricity standard

You've heard the old saying "there's nothing sure but death and taxes." You could probably add to it "and shifting timelines in the U.S. Congress." Earlier this year we blogged about how…

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SunRisers: "Solar in the Southeast" fourth annual report: Part 2

"SunRiser" is the most coveted designation from our annual "Solar in the Southeast" report. This title applies to the seven utilities exhibiting the largest increase in watts per customer solar ratio comparing the…

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Solar in the Southeast Annual Report: Part 1

SACE's fourth annual "Solar in the Southeast" Annual Report includes a number of interesting storylines. Here in the first of our blog series we will highlight a few.

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South Carolina Public Service Commission hands Duke back its IRPs

At its business meeting on Thursday, June 17, the South Carolina Public Service Commission had some things to say about Duke Energy's Integrated Resource Plans (IRP). The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy…

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Report: Achieving 100% Clean Electricity in the Southeast

SACE analysis demonstrates that achieving 100% clean electricity by 2035 in the Southeast is possible. We have options, and the time to start is now.

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Solar Choice Metering: A Better Way (Duke vs. Dominion)

South Carolina's Energy Freedom Act requires the Public Service Commission to establish a "solar choice metering tariff" for customer-generators (e.g., rooftop solar customers). Customers seem overwhelmingly opposed to the Dominion proposal. On…

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As Solarize Asheville-Buncombe County Looks to Expand Crowd-Sourced Solar, We Examine the Impacts of SACE's Solar System in Asheville

SACE installed solar at our Asheville office in 2014 as part of 'Solarize Asheville.' A new effort to Solarize Asheville-Buncombe kicks off tomorrow. So we'd like to share an update. The SACE…

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A Bold Plan to Build Back Better with Clean Energy Jobs & Infrastructure

The multitrillion-dollar American Jobs Plan proposed by President Biden today is a positive and welcome next step in confronting the climate crisis and environmental injustice with unprecedented investments in clean energy jobs…