South Carolina Solar Energy News – July Edition

The following article contains important news about solar & renewable energy in South Carolina from the month of July. Contact the Southeast’s leading solar company Southern Current to learn about saving money by powering your home or business with clean, unlimited solar energy.

July News About Solar Energy In South Carolina

Southern Current Blog: Now Hiring A Solar PV Designer

Southern Current is looking to hire a new solar PV designer to work out of the company headquarters in Charleston. The ideal candidate has experience in the energy industry and is knowledgeable in AutoCAD. Interested parties can submit resumes and cover letters to David Brueck at Please include examples of previous design work.

Solar Industry Mag: 1.62 MW Solar Farm Coming To Cayce, South Carolina

In early July South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) announced a new utility-scale solar farm project to be developed in the Otarre corridor of Cayce, South Carolina. The 1.62 MW solar facility will consist of more than 6,000 solar panels which SCE&G expects to be operational by November. The project will generate enough clean energy to power more than 250 homes.

South Carolina State Museum: Solar Eclipse Events At The Museum

On August 21st, Columbia, South Carolina will be one of the best places to witness the Solar Eclipse of 2017. The South Carolina State Museum will be hosting a weekend-long celebration of eclipse activities, exhibitions and shows all leading up to solar eclipse totality which occurs at 2:41 PM on Monday, 8/21.

The Post and Courier: South Carolina Solar Industry Weighs In On International Trade Case

Advocates from South Carolina’s booming solar industry are calling on local representatives for their support in a very important trade petition. Suniva, an American-based solar manufacturer, recently filed for bankruptcy relief including a tariff on imported solar materials. In its complaint to the International Trade Commission, Suniva, argues to tack on a 40-cent tariff for every watt that foreign panels can produce. “Any actions that artificially raise the price of solar modules will have a substantial negative impact on one of South Carolina’s fastest growing industries, wiping out years of growth in the process,” said Jarrett Branham, Vice Chairman of South Carolina’s Solar Business Alliance.

Aiken Standard: North Augusta To Discuss Solar Energy, Riverside Village

North Augusta City Council is considering proposals for powering Riverside Village at Hammond’s Ferry with solar. The development includes mixed-use apartment and office buildings that will be located next to the Augusta GreenJackets’ new stadium in North Augusta. A community solar array from SCE&G could offset some or all of the electric use and save on energy costs.

Save Money With Solar Energy In South Carolina

Southern Current is proud to be one of the top solar installers in the Southeast. Thanks to the numerous South Carolina solar rebates & incentives that are currently available, there’s never been a more affordable time to create your own energy! View the Southern Current Solar Panel Installation Portfolio to see projects we’ve completed in your area, or Contact Us to request information about a solar panel installation for your home or business and see how much you can save with solar.