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Mayor Stephen Benjamin hopes to convert Columbia, South Carolina, to 100-percent clean energy.

Date: May 3, 2017When a Red State Mayor Goes Green [The state] started a program called Solarize SC, encouraging the liberal use of solar panels on homes and businesses, and we’ve seen our residents become excited about it. We’ve installed enough solar panels on homes and businesses across the city to generate about 8.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity […]

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Columbia Regional Business Report: Solar environment looking up in South Carolina

Date: July 20, 2016Sara Hummel Rajca, community outreach manager for Solarize South Carolina, said her organization is seeing an increased interest in solar in the state. “Even though solar has been around for a while, it’s very new in South Carolina,” Hummel Rajca said. “People just haven’t seen it. They may have heard of solar, but they haven’t seen […]

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Columbia Business Montly: Going Solar

Date: June 15, 2016“Rajca said solar is exploding in South Carolina as a result of Act 236, and the state offers lots of opportunities for solar installation.” Columbia Business Monthly: http://www.mirabelsmagazinecentral.com/DigitalEdition/index.html?id=eeca97dc-5387-44f4-b479-00f4687cd7ad Greenville Business Magazine: http://www.mirabelsmagazinecentral.com/DigitalEdition/index.html?id=f419132c-01a5-4ac0-a191-f49a06952e0e  

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Solar Tour Rescheduled for Feb. 20th

Date: February 13, 2016An event aimed at showcasing the use of residential solar power in the Upstate has been rescheduled to Feb. 20. The Upstate Solar Tour was initially scheduled for Jan. 23, but inclement weather caused officials with the nonprofit entity SmartPower to reschedule. On Jan. 19, Greenville Mayor Knox White proclaimed the day “Solarize Greenville Day” […]

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Solar home tour to showcase the benefits of solar energy

Date: February 9, 2016TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Upstate residents will have a chance to see and hear about the benefits of solar during a unique home tour taking place in and around Travelers Rest on Sat., Feb. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. (Note: This event was originally scheduled for Sat., Jan. 23 but was postponed due to inclement […]

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Columbia home outfitted for solar energy

Date: January 26, 2016Columbia Regional Business Report: A family of four living just off Hard Scrabble Road in Columbia today installed solar energy on their home in what became a weekend “Solarize” celebration.  Neighbors, friends and leaders from Solarize South Carolina joined together as solar energy was installed this afternoon on the homes of Theodore Foster and his family. […]

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Solarize South Carolina kicks off initiative in Greenville

Date: January 22, 2016Following the work of its Green Ribbon Advisory Committee, the city of Greenville has decided to pursue the Solarize Greenville initiative with SmartPower, a non-profit entity, through Solarize South Carolina to “encourage more residential and small commercial solar electric installation in the city.” City officials along with solar proponents and members of the city’s committee […]

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Greenville Launches Solar Energy Initiative

Date: January 22, 2016Greenville’s Mayor Knox White; former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis; and officials from the Green Ribbon Advisory Committee, Upstate Forever and SmartPower gathered at the ONE building in downtown Greenville to announce the city’s participation in “Solarize South Carolina,” a community outreach program designed to help make solar accessible and affordable for South Carolina residents, according to […]

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Greenville Leaders Push for More Solar Energy

Date: January 22, 2016Greenville city officials took a step toward curbing the use of fossil fuels on Tuesday. Both city leaders and former members of congress began making a push for business owners and residents in Greenville to start investing in solar panels by dedicating a day to promoting solar energy. “I, Knox White, mayor of the city […]

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