Santee Cooper Adopts Solar ‘Standby Fee’

Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest power producer – and its only state-owned electric utility, serving over 2 million customers and providing retail services in Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry counties – raised its rates and approved a controversial solar buyback program at a board meeting on … Read more…

Duke Preps for Distributed Solar on Heels of Net Metering Decision

Duke Preps for Distributed Solar on Heels of Net Metering Decision

Duke Energy will deliver a distributed solar development plan to the South Carolina public utilities commission in February in response to the net metering agreement reached last week. In December, South Carolina became the 44th state to institute net metering. Net metering allows solar customers to … Read more…

LEDs Cut Rooms To Go Energy Use Up To 45 Percent Per Store

LEDs Cut Rooms To Go Energy Use Up To 45 Percent Per Store

Furniture company Rooms To Go has converted 115 of its retail stores to LED lighting, reducing energy use an average of 35-45 percent in each store.

The switch to energy efficient 16-18 W LED track lamps from the 60 W halogen track lamps previously in use by the retailer started in 2010. Rooms To Go expects a project investment payback in less than 12 months.

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