South Carolina News

The following news clips highlight South Carolina involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

February 11, 2014

SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1 Award Winners Announced, Includes Four Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the FY 2014 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 award winners, including four hydrogen and fuel cell projects in Arizona, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. More

December 4, 2013

Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 27, 2013

South Carolina Opens Nation’s Largest Wind Drivetrain Testing Facility

The Energy Department and Clemson University officials dedicated the nation’s largest wind energy testing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. More

November 26, 2013

Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

April 25, 2012

Biomass Cogeneration Facility Opens at Energy Department Site

The Energy Department and Ameresco, Inc. have marked the successful operational startup of a new $795 million biomass-fueled cogeneration facility at DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. The facility was built under the largest energy savings performance contract in U.S. history. More

December 30, 2010

Santee Cooper Builds 331 kW of Solar Using Green Power Funds

Santee Cooper is building a 331-kW solar system in Myrtle Beach, SC. The project was funded in part with about $500,000 from its Green Power revenues and a grant from the South Carolina Energy Office. More

November 24, 2010

Interior Department Launches Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Initiative

The Department of the Interior has launched a "Smart from the Start" wind energy initiative to speed offshore wind development on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. More

November 25, 2009

DOE Awards $45 Million for a Wind Turbine Test Facility in South Carolina

DOE has selected Clemson University as the recipient of $45 million in Recovery Act funds to launch a test facility for utility-scale wind turbines. The South Carolina facility will be able to test the drivetrains of wind turbines as large as 15 megawatts in capacity. More

July 1, 2009

DOE Awards $454 Million for Clean Energy in 18 States

The states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington. and West Virginia have received $454 million in Recovery Act funds through DOE's State Energy Program. More

July 2, 2007

South Carolina Passes Five Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Laws

South Carolina has passed five laws that provide incentives for development, production, and use of renewable energy as well as incentives for energy efficiency. More

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