Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) recently signed into law a bill that will encourage alternative energy production in South Carolina.
The SC Distributed Energy Resource Program Act passed the Republican-led state legislature overwhelmingly, with the support of power companies, investor owned utilities, solar power proponents and conservationists. The Act eases previous restrictions on solar energy and provides incentives to bring more clean energy to South Carolina.
Governor Haley pointed out that South Carolina’s previously restrictive policies on solar energy had made the state less competitive in the region.
“What we had were a lot of barriers — barriers that stood in our way when it came to solar energy,” Governor Haley said.