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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…

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Dominion Energy's Frankenstein proposal would cast a shadow on rooftop solar in SC

Dominion’s recent maneuver to introduce a discriminatory solar proposal reverses their prior leadership and threatens the very solar choice that the state's Energy Freedom Act sought to protect. If implemented, it would…

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Trying to Get Ahead of the Impending Workforce Shortage in Georgia's Solar Industry

"[T]o meet the demands associated with an increase in the pace of solar deployment, we're going to need a larger workforce in Georgia." SACE interviews the co-founder of one of the largest…

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Clean Energy Connection Program Aims To Expand Access to Solar in the Sunshine State

No one can deny the strong demand for solar power in the Sunshine State. In response, Duke Energy Florida aims to launch Clean Energy Connection, a 749 MW shared solar program to…

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Living and Driving on Sunshine

We purchased a low-mileage used electric vehicle for our family in 2017. After Hurricane Irma, we added a rooftop solar system that powers our home and our car. We couldn't be happier…

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Solar Cavalry Turns Out to Defend Net Metering

A strong show of support for rooftop solar in Florida helps maintain the state's net metering rule. The Florida Public Service Commission decided not to act to change the rule at its…

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If It Ain't Broke, Don’t Fix It: Protect Florida's Rooftop Solar Net Metering Policy

Over 4.4 million Floridians cast a vote in support of solar choice in 2016. Yet, just three votes at a PSC workshop on September 17 could lay the groundwork for squelching rooftop…

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SunBlockers: 'Solar in the Southeast' Annual Report (Part 5)

Who are the laggards, or "SunBlockers" from this year's 'Solar in the Southeast' annual report? Spoiler alert: they are all repeat offenders.