This is how Chattanoogans gave TVA their own “Run Around”

On August 22nd I joined concerned Tennesseans in Knoxville at the TVA board meeting to voice our concerns. Customers are tired of TVA’s lack of innovation, transparency, affordability and we need answers.

New Websites Launched To Engage Florida Solar and Climate Voters

SACE is happy to announce we have launched two websites to engage Florida voters who believe that the state needs to prioritize solar energy and climate change policy. Hot off the presses are FloridaSolarVoter.org and FloridaClimateVoter.org. The websites are intended to reach out to Floridians who care about solar or climate change and help make it easier for them to vote in this November’s election. The websites feature four main features: 1) get registered to vote; 2) sign up to vote by mail; 3) get a reminder to vote when election day approaches; and 4) resources to learn more about the voting process.

Energy independence

This blog post, by CHRISTIAN ROSELUND, editor of PV Magazine, was written on Wednesday, July 4 and originally published on the PV Magazine website here.  This July 4, it is more important – and possible – than ever to gain our independence from the conventional power industry, and to a degree, the utilities. For many of […]

Florida municipal solar highlights first half of 2018

As we approach the middle of 2018, it seems appropriate to reflect on the first half of the year. We’ve seen some big solar projects announced so far this year like the 200 megawatt (MW) project in central Georgia that will be the largest solar farm east of the Mississippi River. But what really stands […]

Join us for Solar Sundae Fundraiser in Asheville on July 8

Join the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy on July 8th, from 12-4PM for a beer at Highland Brewing Company. For every pint sold, $1 goes to supporting clean energy! New this year will be an ice cream sundae bar and ice cream beer floats (yes this is a thing!) provided by Ultimate Ice Cream Company. We are also excited to have a new event partner — Roots Hummus — who will be displaying their company Tesla and doing giveaways. Families welcome as always. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to have fun in the sun and raise funds for clean energy.

Worst Solar Year Since 2011? TVA on Track for an Embarrassing Record Low

SACE, along with other member of the Tennesseans for Solar Choice coalition, hosted a press conference last Thursday, Summer Solstice 2018 to raise the alarm on TVA’s continue lack of solar progress and broken solar programs.

Staff Update: Happy Summer Solstice!

Hear from SACE’s Executive Director, Dr. Stephen A. Smith, on the 2018 Summer Solstice.

Whites Creek High Senior Inspired by Solar

This blog is a guest post by Jalaysia Hagewood, a graduating senior at Whites Creek High School in Nashville, TN. Jalaysia and her classmates are designing and building the Whites Creek Solar Farm, a 13.2 kilo-watt array designed and built by students, as part of their course work within the school’s Academy of Alternative Energy, Sustainability and Logistics.

My switch to Virtual Solar

I’ve enrolled in the new Virtual Solar program offered by my utility in Georgia, Sawnee EMC. For several years, I’ve been enrolled in their Green Power program, which produces electricity from landfill gas. So I was eager to explore this new program announced earlier this year (March 2018). Virtual Solar is promoted as an alternative […]

Write a Letter for South Carolina Solar Today!

With just two weeks left in this energy-focused South Carolina legislative session, the Legislature has not passed anything to ensure the protection of customers’ access to solar power as a way to control energy costs. One of several solar bills that were introduced came close to passing the House a few weeks ago before getting killed by a last-minute rule change, while the other solar bills did not receive hearings fast enough to even come to a vote.

The path forward for solar in this legislative session is not clear, but we need to make sure that legislators know it is a priority.

Will you please write a quick letter to the editor of your local paper to draw more attention to the need for the Legislature to ensure fair access to solar power? Feel free to take inspiration from the talking points below, and adapt them to your liking. Then, below, find the links to your local paper’s instructions on how to submit your letter.

Alternatively, just write a quick note to your legislators directly and encourage them to support pro-solar policy.