Repeal of the REPS will hurt North Carolina

UPDATE: A proposal to end North Carolina’s renewable energy program was defeated by a surprisingly wide margin on Wednesday, April 24 in a legislative committee chaired by the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Mike Hager (R-Rutherford). Those opposing the proposal cited concerns that it would hurt businesses and job creation in the state’s fast-growing clean energy industry. [...]

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Solar in 2012 and an Outlook for 2013

There were good, bad, and ugly things happening in the solar industry in 2012, and though more of the same can be expected in 2013, it may end up being the year that the solar industry evolves out of the growing pains of a young industry and into a more mature and balanced market. Solar [...]

The Georgia Power Solar Play

SACE applauds Georgia Power Company (GPC) for developing new opportunities to support the state’s solar industry and for demonstrating cost competitiveness of solar technology in a part of the country that boasts below-average electricity prices. GPC’s proposed Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative, (GPASI) was unanimously approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC) on November [...]

TVA Awarded Utility of the Year by AWEA

In November 2012, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was recognized as the “Utility of the Year” by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The former CEO of AWEA, Denise Bode, said of this unique recognition, “We honor TVA with this award to recognize their accomplishments for wind power in general and how they’ve achieved these results [...]