Pine Gate Renewables has started construction on Bowman Solar, a 101MW PV project spanning 263 hectares in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Once completed, the site will be one of the largest solar projects in the state.
Santee Cooper and North Carolina Renewable Energy (NCRE) have signed off on a power purchase agreement (PPA) that will add 75MW of renewable energy to Santee Cooper’s generation mix, according to the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News.
Following an independent evaluation process, Duke Energy is set to produce or purchase a total of 602MW of renewable energy from projects under North Carolina’s Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy (CPRE) programme.
Duke Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has issued a US$1 billion in green bond in order to finance clean energy projects, including solar and energy storage plants in North and South Carolina.
South Carolina utility SCE&G has already met the state-mandated utility-scale solar goal set by the South Carolina Distributed Resource Program Act, with the company producing 42MW of utility-scale PV power years ahead of its 2020 deadline.
Cypress Creek Renewables is set to launch a partnership with Greenville Technical College in order to grow South Carolina’s PV workforce and spur the state’s economy. This partnership will assist the state’s PV sector by helping to train and prepare the next generation of energy workers.
Solar PV tracking equipment provider Soltec announced that it is supplying 28MW of its SF Utility horizontal single-axis tracker to a PV project being constructed in the municipality of Estill, South Carolina.
News in Brief: Santa Barbara, California, is the 30th US city to vote in a 100% renewable energy mandate, North Carolina legislators instate a competitive bidding process and leasing programme for solar PV while South Carolina's SCE&G launches the state's largest community solar programme; there's also more community solar online in Texas, and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources releases its final guidelines for its solar incentive SMART programme.