The SC Solar Council 2017 Board Announced

Elise Fox, Savannah River National Laboratory

Mark Furtick, SCE&G

Philip Greenway, Santee Cooper

Jason Martin, Duke Energy

Eddie Plowden, Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc. – Treasurer

Sara Hummel Rajca, SmartPower – Chair

Rajendra Singh, Clemson University

Kent Trowbridge, Southern Current LLC – Vice-Chair

Brad Van Meter, Trane

Don Zimmerman, Alder Energy Systems

Get to know more about the 2017 SCSC Board here.


Palmetto Clean Energy Offers New Solar Installation Grants for Schools and Non-Profit, Supportive Housing Facilities

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Nov. 17, 2015) – Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting renewable energy generation in South Carolina, is offering new solar installation grants to qualified schools and non-profit, supportive housing facilities, such as family shelters or group homes. The grants will cover up to 100 percent of the cost of installing onsite solar generation facilities, including rooftop panels or a ground-mount solar facility.

“We’re proud to help schools and non-profit organizations have an opportunity to invest in renewable energy,” said Bob Long, chairman of the PaCE board of directors. “The grants will not only help these organizations use renewable energy to reduce their own impact on the environment, but will also help them reduce their own energy costs, allowing them to direct their funds toward their missions – serving students and families.”

The grants can be used in combination with the solar incentives recently introduced by SCE&G and Duke Energy under the South Carolina Distributed Energy Resource Program Act of 2014. Interested schools and non-profit supportive housing facilities can find more information about grant qualifications and how to apply at www.palmettocleanenergy.org. PaCE will begin accepting applications December 1.

About PaCE
Launched in 2007, Palmetto Clean Energy is a non-profit organization with renewable energy programs designed to encourage the development of renewable energy resources that improve the environment through reduced greenhouse-gas emissions. PaCE is a collaborative effort among Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress and South Carolina Electric & Gas Co., working with the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff and its Energy Office, to provide more than 1.2 million South Carolina customers with an opportunity to support green energy initiatives through tax-deductible contributions. These contributions are collected by the utilities and distributed to PaCE in their entirety. For more information, visit www.palmettocleanenergy.org.

Media Contacts:
Ginny Jones, SCE&G, mary.jones@scana.com, (800) 562-9308

Ryan Mosier, Duke Energy, ryan.mosier@duke-energy.com, (800) 559-3853


 SEIA Unveils First ‘SEIA Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power’

“In an effort to lead by example and further educate residential solar consumers across America, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching the first SEIA Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power.

To read more visit the original article on the Solar Energy Industries Assocciation website.


Clemson University Team Selected for Solar Decathlon 2015

A team of Clemson University students will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon 2015. The almost-two year competition will have 20 teams representing colleges and universities design, construct, and test solar-powered houses.

The teams over the coming months will design, construct, and test their houses before reassembling them at the Solar Decathlon 2015 competition site in Irvine, CA. Teams compete in contests ranging from architecture and engineering to home appliance performance.

In fall 2015, the teams will showcase their solar-powered houses at the competition site, providing free public tours of renewable energy systems and energy-efficient technologies, products, and appliances that are helping homeowners reduce costs by saving energy. The solar-powered houses will represent a range of design approaches, building technologies, target markets, and climates.


PaCE Launches Second Round Of Solar Matching Grants For Schools

Palmetto Clean Energy is a nonprofit renewable energy organization designed to encourage the development of renewable energy resources that improve the environment through reduced greenhouse-gas emissions.

PaCE is a collaborative effort among Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress, and South Carolina Electric & Gas, working with the South Carolina Energy Office and the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff to provide more than 1.2 million South Carolina customers with an opportunity to support green energy initiatives through tax-deductible contributions.

These contributions are collected by the utilities and distributed to PaCE in their entirety. For more information or to make a contribution to PaCE, visit www.palmettocleanenergy.org.


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