Solar Property Tax Clarification

The Solar Property Tax Clarification bill was introduced in 2021 by Rep. Nathan Ballentine (R-Richland) to avoid potential increases to property taxes for homes that add solar panels. This bill ensured that solar panels are exempt from the calculation of…

Solar HOA

H.3979 would prohibit Homeowner Associations from placing burdensome restrictions on solar panels.

Offshore Wind Industry

The Offshore Wind Industries Bill, H.4831, was introduced by Representative Jason Elliott (R-Greenville) in 2022. The bill directed the Department of Commerce to study how South Carolina can attract offshore wind supply chain manufacturers into the state – creating green…

Ratepayer Protection Act

S.344 gives the Public Service Commission the opportunity to temporarily suspend the process by which a public utility seeks to change or increase its rates during a declared State of Emergency…

EV Charging Stations

S.304 allows third-party entities to establish charging stations and charge users for the energy they put into their EVs, helping to expand the EV infrastructure throughout the state; also included was a provision to establish a study committee to look…

Santee Cooper Reform

H.3194 successfully reformed our largest state-owned electrical utility, Santee Cooper, creating better systems for oversight and management as well as mechanisms to advance clean energy. Despite servicing millions of South Carolina residents, Santee Cooper’s high-profile failures and struggles with debt…

Clean Energy Budget Amendments

Rep. James Smith (D-Columbia) introduced two amendments to the annual budget bill focused on addressing energy planning issues for the PSC and utility generation development.  …

Solar Jobs

H.4421 was introduced to eliminate the net metering cap on residential solar and allow our state’s solar energy sector to continue to produce thousands of good-paying clean energy jobs, lower power bills, and eliminate payment to utilities for “lost revenue”…

Net Metering Cap Increase

Legislators introduced H.5045 to protect the utilities from potential lost revenue and sabotage efforts to continue growing South Carolina’s solar industry. This bad bill was fast-tracked through subcommittee and committee in one day with no debate about its job-killing implications…