The Post and Courier
Editorial

There are lots of good reasons to consider solar power. Lower energy bills. A smaller carbon footprint. Free sunshine. Financial incentives. And new ways for people of ordinary means to afford it.

Except in South Carolina. Here, because of an outdated law and resistance from the utilities, only businesses and wealthy people can afford it.

This should be the year that the Legislature enacts a more helpful law. It would be in the interest of the people and the environment if solar companies could lease panels to homeowners.

Failure to correct this situation could hurt the state’s business economy, too. As Grant Reeves, senior vice president with The InterTech Group in North Charleston, says in a letter on this page, “Those companies that want to invest in solar projects will take their money where it is wanted.”

Read the full editorial here.

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