"Utility-Scale Solar Survives in South Carolina," Solar Industry Magazine
Posted On March 13, 2020
In an article published on March 12, 2020 by Solar Industry Magazine
, Greenville-based Shareholder Taylor Speer
discusses updates to the 2019 Energy Freedom Act by the South Carolina Public Service Commission.
“In rulings that followed passage of the law, the South Carolina Public Service Commission gutted the rates Duke Energy and Dominion Energy must pay for power from solar plants. The decision would have quashed a rising solar rebellion in the state, but the return of the solar trade was even stronger,” explains Speer.
Developers, lawmakers and nonprofit groups organized a strike that led the Commission to reverse its decision and offered rates that allow large-scale solar to survive in South Carolina.
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