Palmetto Clean Energy News & Solar Energy Blog

Nuclear Plants at the Expense of Clean Energy

You might not have noticed this, with all the pitchforks out for SCANA in South Carolina, but the U.S. Department of Energy is making the same mistake that South Carolina lawmakers made 10 years ago. Currently, it’s actively trying to bail out old, legacy, nuclear plants at the expense of cleaner, more efficient renewable energy at an estimated $10 billion cost to the American taxpayer.

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Energy Efficiency Importance

Stripped down to its essentials, energy efficiency importance simply means getting the most out of every ounce of energy allotted to you. It melds minimalism and conservation into one happy approach and gives a channel to practice these ideas. Without a doubt, this bare-boned lifestyle turns into quite a profitable benefit for every person who takes hold of it. But it also comes with much more than the bare essentials. You get the whole package, layered in meaning and service beyond your interests, and that package is something you can embrace with all your heart.

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Solar 101 - Net Metering

Solar energy opens a world of fresh air and clean resources. It helps support and sustain the environment, and it gives people amazing control over their electricity bills. Even better, people in many states can further the benefits they get from solar by using net metering. Essentially, it’s a backup for solar electricity that gives more people the freedom of going solar.    

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President Trump should say no to tariffs on solar.

Last week, the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. came out with recommendations to impose new tariffs on imported solar modules. These tariffs could increase the price of solar panels by up to 35%, while also limiting the number of panels that can be imported into the US. President Trump has the ability to override these recommendations and not impose these penalties. Here's what he should take into account:

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Famous Buildings That Have Gone Solar

Homeowners aren’t the only ones going solar around the world. Famous buildings are adopting their own solar arrays! These iconic spots are realizing the benefits of sustainable energy for the environment, and they’re now running on solar power.

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Student Uses Solar Energy To Power Personal Devices

Jacob Wilmoth, mechanical and aerospace engineering senior, bought two solar panels and a battery this past summer. “I wanted to play around with solar panels and batteries, so I started off with a solar panel kit off of Amazon,” Wilmoth said.

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5 U.S. Towns Are Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy

As President Donald Trump stands his ground on fossil fuels and works to roll back America’s climate and clean energy policies, cities around the country are committing to renewable energy ― and a handful already get all their power from sources such as wind and solar.

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Powering 11,000 Homes

It experiences harsh, cold winters, but Michigan is now home to a 200,000 panel solar array on a 250-acre site. The Lapeer solar park is operational and generating enough renewable energy to power 11,000 homes, it was announced Monday. It is one of the largest utility-owned solar parks east of the Mississippi River, Detroit based DTE Energy said in a statement. 

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5 Reasons Why Solar is not a Do It Yourself Project

Who doesn’t adore the idea of a zeroed out energy bill? Trust us: everyone does. As more and more economic-minded people discover the power of solar energy, and what that power means for their budget, they leap right into the sunny throes of solar panels. After all, those brilliant, warm rays could illuminate their way to thousands in savings.

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It's Time To Re-Think Our Rebuild: Climate Change

In the wake of massive hurricanes that caused over $200 billion in damages in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico, it’s time to plan for a stronger, more energy resilient system.  As these weather patterns continue to intensify, consider this: seven of the top ten most damaging hurricanes in U.S. history have occurred since 2005 — not including Irma and Harvey.

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Palmetto Expands Into Rhode Island

Charleston, SC ­-- Palmetto, a clean technology company providing customers with control of their energy usage, is announcing its expansion into Rhode Island after seven years of growth across the nation. Palmetto is offering homeowners a competitive solar solution combined with its proprietary technology to provide residents with personalized insights and control over daily energy usage.

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Governors Push Clean Energy Technology

LAS VEGAS – Despite federal rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and energy policies, states from both sides of the political aisle – and both sides of the country – are leading the charge toward renewable energy.

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