Skip to main content

SEIA: South Carolina Law Represents Step Forward, But More Actions Needed

Tuesday, Jun 03 2014

Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley today signed legislation that removes some restrictions on solar development and prompts utilities to invest in or acquire a certain amount of solar by 2021. In response to the bill becoming law, Carrie Cullen Hitt, senior vice president for state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association, issued the following statement:

"We are pleased that South Carolina has taken a first step toward allowing for greater solar development, although we recognize that the new law is limited in its scope. While it could potentially lead to more than 500 megawatts (MW) of capacity being installed in the coming years, solar development under this law will greatly depend on its implementation in the coming months. We look forward to working with the Public Utilities Commission during the implementation process, and we hope that someday all South Carolinians will be able to exercise energy choice and the state will be able to fully take advantage of its considerable solar resources."


About SEIA:
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at

Media Contacts:
Ken Johnson, SEIA Vice President of Communications, [email protected] (202) 556-2885
Samantha Page, SEIA Press Officer and Communications Manager, [email protected] (202) 556-2886


Related News

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017

SEIA Launches National Consumer Education Campaign

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to inform and protect solar consumers while further simplifying the process of going solar.

Read More
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017

SEIA Releases First Universal Disclosure Form for Home Solar Purchases

As a central component of its consumer protection initiative, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a powerful, free tool aimed at helping American consumers better understand solar transactions: the SEIA Solar Purchase Disclosure.

Read More
Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016

Polls Show Sharp Momentum Shift on Florida Amendment 1

Polls conducted this past week indicate a sharp momentum shift on the anti-solar Amendment 1 ballot initiative in Florida. As public backlash mounts, the electric utility interests funding the deceptively worded amendment have doubled down, reportedly spending another $3.5 million to continue to deceive Floridians.

Read More