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South Carolina Utilities Stall Solar Bill of Rights

Less than a week after the South Carolina House passed House Bill 4421 (the Electric Consumer Bill of Rights Act) with bipartisan support, the bill stalled today after utility lobbyists pushed for requiring a two-thirds majority for passage in the House. After already passing the House twice, this third vote resulted in a 61-44 vote ...

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South Carolina House Passes HB 4421 Electric Consumer Bill of Rights Act

Columbia, S.C. -- April 4, 2018: In a 64-33 vote, the South Carolina House of Representatives today passed House Bill 4421, the Electric Consumer Bill of Rights Act, which will allow more families and businesses to choose to go solar, take control of their electricity bills, and invest in the state’s growing solar workforce. The ...


Net Metering

Like rollover minutes for a cell phone, net metering gives solar energy customers full credit on their utility bills for the excess clean power they contribute to the grid.

This simple billing arrangement is one of the most important state policies for helping Americans generate their own power from the sun. By encouraging private investment in local solar power, it’s creating jobs, reducing utility costs, and building a cleaner energy future for us all.