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Santee Cooper Proposes to Shut Down Solar – Before It Can Even Get Started

On October 16, the Santee Cooper Board of Directors will meet to hear final comments on its proposed 3-year rate increases, including a new rate schedule for solar customers that will be…

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How Do I Go Solar?

This is a guest post by John Rogers, senior energy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists. John has expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and policies, and he co-manages…

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5 Reasons Utilities Are Hating on Their Solar-Producing Customers

This is a guest post by John Farrell, who is the Director of Democratic Energy at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and widely known as the guru of distributed energy. The original…

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Solar Petition Shines in Oral Argument at Court

Solar advocates likely came one step closer yesterday to allowing third party retail solar sales in Florida. The Floridians for Solar Choice (FSC) legal team went before the Florida Supreme Court to…

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Solar Choice in the Florida Supreme Court

Things haven’t exactly been easy for the solar industry in the Sunshine State. Despite abundant sunshine and a largely untapped market, energy policies are under the complete control of utility monopolies and…

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Solar Financing Paves the Way for Market Growth

In a new study recently published by Green Tech Media, it was reported that 72% of all residential solar installed in 2014 was the result of what the solar industry calls the…

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North Carolina Legislators Need to Keep Feeling the Heat to Support Solar Energy

As another long legislative session drags on in North Carolina, once again the state’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) – which requires the state's investor-owned utilities to meet up…

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SACE on the West Coast - Intersolar North America Conference

When it comes to solar, it can sometimes feel like the West coast is more than 10 years ahead of the Southeast region – probably because they are! By a variety of…

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The Potential for Solar to Power Low-Income, Minority Communities

This guest blog by Marvin Smith with Future 500 was originally posted here.  Solar power is on the rise faster than a Steph Curry shot. Not only is its adoption exceeding predictions, but…

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White House Has Plans to Help Low-Income Communities Gain Access to Solar

Angela Garrone, Southeast Energy Research Attorney with SACE, co-wrote this blog with Alissa Jean Schafer, SACE Solar Communications and Policy Manager. In early July, the White House unveiled a new plan to help cut…