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It should come as no surprise that some utilities in the southeast have more ambitious solar programs than others.  And with solar tariffs the federal government recently announced, it’s rather timely for us to assert that the sun is still shining on solar in the Southeast.

SACE’s inaugural “Solar in the Southeast” 2017 Annual Report demonstrates sustainable solar momentum.  The report identifies both leaders and laggards and examines the drivers behind those ambitions.

Duke Energy Progress is a clear leader with more than double the watts per customer solar ratio used to compare and contrast performance.  Progressive legislation in North Carolina enabled this leadership along with their sibling, Duke Energy Carolinas. Georgia Power’s solar programs were induced by orders of the Georgia Public Service Commission but attractive solar economics have reinforced that opportunity. READ MORE