More South Carolinians will soon be able to harness the power of the sun, thanks to a new solar energy initiative by South Carolina Electric & Gas Company. The company recently announced plans to launch a community solar partnership with Clean Energy Collective. An alternative to rooftop solar, CEC’s RooflessSolar will give SCE&G residential electric customers, schools, churches and municipalities the opportunity to subscribe to or purchase panels in solar farms and receive credit for solar generation on their energy bills each month.
CEC will develop, construct, own and operate the 16 MW community solar portfolio, the largest utility-driven program in the state and one of the largest in the country. Details regarding facility development, product offerings and customer participation will be announced as plans advance in the coming months. Since establishing the country’s first community-owned solar array near El Jebel, Colorado, in 2010, CEC has built or has under development more than 100 RooflessSolar projects with 27 utility partners in 12 states.