Will SC allow more rooftop solar? Politicians, lobbyists huddle over compromise

S.C. legislators are nearing a deal to protect the solar industry and guarantee favorable rates to homeowners with rooftop solar panels over the next two years.

The deal follows a crushing defeat by the solar industry in the Legislature less than a year ago.

The plan, to be discussed by a S.C. House committee Wednesday, would eliminate a cap on the expansion of the rooftop solar industry across the Palmetto State. That cap blocked further solar expansion in the Upstate last year, and could do the same in central and eastern South Carolina by this summer if S.C. law is not changed.

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Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs