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Stay up to date on our mission to promote the removal of barriers to solar businesses and applying free market principles to help further energy independence with solar energy in South Carolina. 

September 28, 2017

Key takeaways from an exchange between State Representative Nathan Ballentine and John Tynan, Executive Director of the Conservation Voters of South Carolina: 
1. Solar has to be a key part of SC's energy future. 
2. The solar net metering cap is rapidly approaching. Let's extend it. 
3. We lost 5,000 SC jobs because of the Fairfield County nuclear crisis. Let's not lose thousands more in solar by failing to act. 
4. We have to remove barriers to solar so we can remove uncertainty and allow the industry to continue growing.

As the state grapples with a highly publicized debacle after two South Carolina utilities abandoned a nuclear power plant project, a new poll has found that more than two-thirds of South Carolina voters believe the state should rely more on solar energy to generate electric power, while substantially fewer voters believe that the state should become more reliant on sources like coal and nuclear power.

Conducted by The Tarrance Group and commissioned by the Palmetto Conservative Solar Coalition (PCSC) and The Alliance for Solar Choice, the poll found eight out of 10 voters believe the state should rely on more or the same amount...

August 17, 2017

Voters support keeping SC’s roughly 3,000 solar jobs; Majority of voters would have less favorable impression of legislators who oppose a path forward for rooftop solar

As our state grapples with the current energy crisis surrounding SC Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and Santee Cooper’s decision to shut down construction of two nuclear power plants in Fairfield County, a new poll conducted by The Tarrance Group and commissioned by the Palmetto Conservative Solar Coalition (PCSC) and The Alliance for Solar Choice found that more than two-thirds of voters believe South Carolina should rely more on solar energy to generate electric power, while substanti...

Energy is the driving force in our economy and world today. And as important as it was to our country just a few years ago, it’s even more important to its livelihood and growth now.

As a former congressman from South Carolina, I was able to learn first-hand about the critical energy issues that face our nation. We are now at a crossroads. Either we continue romanticizing about the bygone days, or we embrace innovation and lead our country down a path of resource security and economic prosperity with solar energy. 

I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel all over the world on mission trips and with congressional delegations. Fro...

America is entering an exciting time. After the election of a new President, the American people sent a message that now is the time to tackle challenges head on. For our state and country, energy independence is one of these challenges.

America should be free from the reigns of countries that oppose what America stands for and as an American and as a conservative, I believe in using new technology and an “all the above” approach to accomplish energy independence.  Here in South Carolina, we are using solar energy as a tool to help accomplish this goal.

In 2014, South Carolina’s Legislature unanimously passed, and Gov. Nikki Haley signed into l...

Former four-term South Carolina Congressman Gresham Barrett is joining with Sunrun to launch the Palmetto Conservative Solar Coalition.

Their over-arching goal is to build on the momentum generated by the industry’s rapid growth spawned by unanimous passage in 2014 of “Act 236” by the South Carolina legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Nicki Haley. That law allows for solar sales by third parties and enables net metering.

According to the most recent census of verifiable solar jobs in South Carolina, the state accounts for about 1,764 solar installation, manufacturing, sales, distribution and project development jobs. Ho...

November 14, 2016

PCSC to promote energy independence using free market principles, solar energy

(Anderson, SC) – Former Congressman J. Gresham Barrett (R-South Carolina) today announced the creation of the Palmetto Conservative Solar Coalition (PCSC). The group will be dedicated to promoting the removal of barriers to solar businesses and applying free market principles to help further energy independence with solar energy in South Carolina.
 

“Solar energy is working in South Carolina,” said Congressman Barrett.  “Thanks to Governor Haley and leaders in the State House, South Carolina has become a state on the move when it comes to giving people the chance to...

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