CONGRATULATIONS! Three SCCEBA Member Companies make the SC Biz Fastest Growing Companies in South Carolina List!

Southern Current
Fastest Growing Large Business in SC
 

Southern Current has been named the fastest growing company in South Carolina for 2018 by SC Biz News and its Roaring Twenties awards. Headquartered in Charleston, SC, Southern Current operates in 10 states and is a market leader with nearly $450 million in investments for 500 MW to date. In the past year, Southern Current’s team has doubled in size to nearly 100 members.

Twenty large companies and 20 small companies gathered at an event in Columbia to recognize the finalists at the Roaring Twenties presentation. This honor recognizes the state’s fastest-growing companies based on both dollar and percentage increases in revenue from 2016-2017.

Read More:
Southern Current News

Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS)
Second Fastest Growing Small Business in SC
 

Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB) solar energy company, headquartered in Charleston, SC, has just been recognized by SC Biz News as South Carolina’s 2nd fastest growing small business for 2018. This the second time that HSGS has been in the top fastest growing small businesses in South Carolina. In 2016, SC Biz News designated HSGS as the #1 Fastest Growing Small Business in South Carolina.

Read More:
Hannah Solar Government Services News

Alder Energy Solar
Named One of the Fastest Growing Small Businesses by SC Biz and Inc. Magazine

 

Not only was Alder Energy named the 9th fastest growing company in South Carolina by SC Biz, but on August 23, Inc. magazine announced that Alder Energy Systems is No. 672 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

Read More:
Alder Energy Solar News


Members Making News

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It’s Official: Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, a Division of Border States

From Border States on August 2, 2018

Border States Electric (BSE), a 100 percent employee-owned company, reached an agreement to purchase Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, an electrical wholesale supply leader in North and South Carolina. Shealy officially joined BSE August 1. This acquisition adds 350 employees in 17 branches. Shealy employees are now employee-owners and share in the financial success of Border States Electric, a 100 percent (employee stock ownership plan) ESOP-owned company.

Shealy Electric Wholesalers / Border States has been a SCCEBA member since 2015 & Shealy SE Region Clean Energy Product Manager Jim Woods is a SCCEBA Board member.

Learn more:
Read the full Border States article


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Global Double Deck Bus Market Leader, Alexander Dennis, Selects Proterra To Power North America’s First Electric Double Deck Transit Bus

From Proterra on July 12, 2018

Burlingame, Calif. – July 12, 2018 – Today Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, Alexander Dennis Inc (ADI) and Foothill Transit announced North America’s first electric double deck bus order for a public transit agency. ADI chose Proterra’s highly efficient E2 battery technology for its next-generation Enviro500 platform in North America, which will enter service in 2019 as part of Foothill Transit’s growing battery-electric bus fleet. The Alexander Dennis signature vehicle, recognized in cities around the world from London to Hong Kong, Auckland, Singapore, Toronto, Ottawa, Seattle and Mexico City, will utilize the same high-performance E2 battery technology from Proterra that broke the world record for range last year, achieving 1,101.2 miles on a single charge with the Catalyst® bus. This deal reflects the mass-market shift to electrification and the growth of zero-emission technology transfer enabling heavy-duty fleets to go 100 percent electric.

Proterra became a new SCCEBA member in 2017 and a Summit Sponsor.
 
Read More:
Read the full Press Release


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EDF Renewables North America and Fishermen’s Energy Submit Joint Application for the Nautilus Offshore Wind Project

From Proterra on August 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO and ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (August 6, 2018) – EDF Renewables North America and Fishermen’s Energy, today announced the submission of a joint petition for approval of the Nautilus Offshore Wind project, located in state waters off the coast of Atlantic City. The project represents a crucial opportunity for New Jersey to gain the immediate benefit of local investment, jobs, infrastructure, and offshore experience ahead of many other states looking to capitalize on this new economy. EDF Renewables and Fishermen’s Energy will contribute to the New Jersey offshore industry and deploy capital investment to bring a first project online by 2020.

EDF became a new SCCEBA member in 2017.

Read More:
Read the full Press Release

Members Making News

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Duke Energy Supports Green Energy Output in South Carolina

From Zacks Equity Research on July 13, 2018

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK - Free Report) announced that its unit Duke Energy Carolinas continues to support solar energy production for its customers. In excess of 5,000 of the company's South Carolina customers have already installed solar panels on their homes and businesses, reaching a legislative goal for customer-owned solar capacity.

Courtesy of Duke Energy Carolinas’ support, and willingness and initiatives of customers, the company is expected to achieve its goal of 40 megawatts (MW) of private "rooftop" solar well ahead of 2020. Duke Energy Progress, the utility serving the northeastern part of the state, is well on its way to meet 13 MW of private solar goal.

Duke Energy has been a SCCEBA member and Summit sponsor since 2014.

Learn more:
Read the full Zacks article
Visit Duke Energy's website


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Pacolet Milliken Enterprises launching new solar project in Union County

From SC Department of Commerce, August 1, 2018

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises is launching a new renewable energy operation, Midway Green Solar, LLC, in Union County. This project is expected to bring approximately $12 million of capital investment.

“Pacolet Milliken has partnered with Syncarpha Capital on projects throughout the country, and we’re excited to work with them to bring the first solar farm to Union County. Midway Green Solar, LLC allows us to expand our work of developing our commitment to investing in environmentally-responsible energy.” – Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Executive Vice President of Energy and Infrastructure Ralph Walker

Pacolet Milliken Eneterprises, Inc has been a SCCEBA member since 2015.
 
Read More:
Read the full SC Department of Commerce Press Release
Visit the Pacolet Milliken website


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SCEG Solar Project Turns Slums to Solar in Hampton, SC

From S.C. Municipal Association news release on Jul 24, 2018

The Town of Hampton received a Municipal Achievement Award for its Slum and Blight to Solar project. Officials accepted the award during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s Annual Meeting on July 21. The town won in the 1,001 – 5,000 population category. Thirty cities and towns submitted their projects and initiatives.

During this process, town officials discussed several options for how to use the land. After months of deliberation and consideration of several projects, Hampton officials formed a public-private partnership with a solar energy project developer, SCE&G ...

SCE&G / SCANA has been a SCCEBA member and Summit sponsor since 2013.

Read More:
Read the full Augsust Chronical article
Visit the SCE&G website


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NYC’s Biggest Solar Project Comes To Life: A ‘Pinnacle For Solar’ In New York

From Solar Industry Magazine, posted by Betsy Lillian, on July 18, 2018

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced the completion of what it claims to be the largest solar system installed in New York City.

Located in Staten Island, the 3.1 MW solar array will offset a large portion of the electricity used by Fordham University and Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx.

... The system was designed, developed and installed by New York City-based EnterSolar.

Our board member, Brian Harvey, is a Business Development Director with EnterSolar. EnterSolar has been a SCCEBA member since 2017.

Read More:
Read the full Solar Industry Magazine article
Visit the EnterSolar website

Clean Energy Connection

Welcome to Our New Members!

Members of the former South Carolina Building Performance Association (SCBPA) have joined SCCEBA! We welcome our new members and allied partners and look forward to continuing the work of supporting and engaging clean energy industries across South Carolina and the southeast!

  • A Plus Energy Services
  • ACL Mechanical Service, LLC
  • Addison Homes
  • Advant Air
  • Allied Air Enterprises, A Lennox International Co.
  • Alpine Cabinet & Floor Covering, Inc.
  • AM Conservation Group, Inc
  • Bleu Nova Inspections
  • Blythe Building Company, LLC
  • Building Industry Association of Central SC
  • C S Exteriors, Inc.
  • Carlton Segars Consulting, LLC
  • Carolina Ceramic Brick Co.
  • Carolina Diversified Builders, LLC
  • Carrier Enterprise, LLC
  • Chapin Concrete Contractors, Inc.
  • Civil Engineering of Columbia
  • Comfort Services Inc.
  • Covert Homes, LLC
  • Creative Tile
  • E.F. Martin Mechanical
  • Elm Energy Group, LLC
  • Epic Homes, LLC
  • Essex Homes
  • Fortress Builders
  • Gage Construction
  • Gallup & LaFitte, Inc.
  • Gateway Supply Company, Inc.
  • Gilmore Consulting Services, LLC
  • Great Southern Homes, LLC
  • Harbinger Homes
  • High Performance Homes
  • Home Energy Group
  • Kaufman Construction Co., Inc.
  • KB Kitchen & Bath Concepts Inc.
  • Kehoe Constructors, LLC
  • Lake Murray Environmental Services, LLC
  • Lake Murray Floor Covering Inc.
  • Mungo Homes
  • MVB Mortgage
  • Paradime Construction Inc.
  • Paradime Earthworks, LLC
  • Pascon Roll-Off Container Svcs.
  • Randy's Services
  • Southbridge Prop. & Const.,Inc.
  • Spring Valley Air Conditioning
  • Square One Design Service
  • Stier Supply Co.
  • SunTrust Mortgage
  • The Building Center, Inc.
  • Thomas Concrete
  • Vesta Builders, Inc.
  • von Ahn Design, LLC
  • Willm Construction
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E4Carolinas & SCCEBA join forces to
present Energy Boot Camp in SC

Intensive, one-day session
covers all segments of energy industry

This Energy Boot Camp is designed for those needing a quick and thorough understanding of all segments of the Carolinas' energy industry, such as new hires with backgrounds in other sectors or those who work in capacities like legal, finance, IT or communications who need operational context in order to best support operations.  Attendees will come away with an understanding of our state energy mix, the producers and providers of that energy, and the market and policy issues they face ... PLUS, a handy glossary of industry terms and acronyms! 

SCCEBA members can take advantage
of the E4Carolinas member rate, so register today! 

Columbia Energy Boot Camp
Thursday, August 23
7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
TRANE Sales Office
111 Lott Court, West Columbia, SC 29169

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER TODAY!


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Wednesday & Thursday, August 22 & 23
At the Durham Convention Center
301 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will showcase the latest and greatest technologies in the biofuels, electric, natural gas, and propane arenas. There will be a strong focus on data driven decisions and technologies.

With more than 50 speakers and 40 exhibitors, the event will highlight the leading edge of sustainable fleet practices and alternative fuel opportunities.

Conference Tracks:
Connected Fleets
Alternative Fuel Solutions
Deployment & Lessons Learned


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Charting a New Path for
South Carolina's Clean Energy Future

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  

Secure your seat for SCCEBA's Clean Energy Summit! The clean energy industry is growing and in a constant state of flux. This year’s Summit will be THE place to learn more about what's in and what's out in SC's clean energy future.


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SUMMIT SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW

Do you want your company in front of clean energy industry leaders, businesses, and innovators? If so, then don't miss this opportunity for your company's sponsorship of the 2018 Clean Energy Summit!


All sponsorship levels receive a free 10' x 10' exhibit space!

Members Making news

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SCCEBA Board Leader Grant Reeves pens opinion editorial complimenting SCE&G for solar leadership

In his June 1, Post and Courier commentary, Grant Reeves recognizes SCE&G's contributions to growing the clean energy industry in South Carolina, noting that no other utility in SC has embraced solar energy more enthusiastically than SCE&G. This past fall, SCCEBA recognized SCE&G for including solar as a significant part of its generation portfolio.

Grant has been a SCCEBA board member since 2013.

Learn more about The InterTech Group:
Read the full Post and Courier article
Visit the InterTech website


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Southern Current launches Aiken County solar farm

Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, expanded their solar farm portfolio with a new facility in Aiken County. The new solar project will be located off Atomic Road, north of the town of Jackson, S.C.

"The renewable energy market is increasingly a major driver of South Carolina's economy, and today's announcement in Aiken County is a further testament to that. I congratulate Southern Current on this latest $20 million project and wish them continued success." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

Southern Current has supported SCCEBA as both a member and Summit sponsor since 2016.
 
Read More:
Read the SC Department of Commerce Press Release
Visit the Southern Current website


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Clemson Area Transit – CATbus – honored with Green Fleet Leader Award

On June 4, CATbus was honored with this prestigious award by the Clemson City Council for leadership and excellence in clean transportation. In October 2017, SCCEBA presented CATbus our award for Outstanding Achievement and Innovation.

Clemson Area Transit has been a SCCEBA member since 2017.

Read More:
Green Fleet Leader Award
CATbus / Al Babinicz - SCCEBA Award
Visit the CATbus website


Alder partners with KION in Summerville

Alder Energy Systems recently announced the completion of the KION North America manufacturing plant rooftop and ground mount solar array. The installation utilizes 3,643 solar panels which produce over 1,804 MWH annually of clean renewable energy. This annual energy production will offset around 80 percent of the annual energy consumption of all operations at the facility.

Alder Energy Sytems has been a SCCEBA member since 2016.

Read More:
Press Release
Visit the Alder Energy Systems website

Members Making News

New and Renewing SCCEBA Members


Over the last few years, SCCEBA’s leadership has refined the organization’s mission around clean energy economic development for our state, as opposed to grant-based research efforts.  As a result, SCCEBA is now 100% MEMBER funded.  This is a truly remarkable accomplishment for a clean-energy non-profit in a state that many don’t see as very forward-thinking when it comes to energy policy.   Given SCCEBA’s sole reliance on member support, the SCCEBA Board and Executive Director Bonnie Loomis say THANK YOU to the following companies who joined or renewed their memberships between January and April of this year.  

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


New SCCEBA Members

As of April 2018

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Renewing SCCEBA Members

As of April 2018

INVESTOR

Nelson Mullins
Pacolet Milliken Enterprises
SCANA Services
Spinx Company

LEADER

CBRE

PARTNER

REAP, NC, LLC


Members in the News

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Google hits 100% renewable mark, releases data center economic impact report

More than 10 years ago, Google built their first data center in Oregon, and they’ve now built data centers across the US, including one here in South Carolina.  These data centers provide the technological infrastructure necessary to power Google’s operations in the United States and contribute significantly to job growth and income gains at both national, state and local level.   And, last month, Google announced that those data centers – and all their energy needs – are being fully met with clean energy. 

SCCEBA is privileged to have had support from Google since 2013, and Google’s Lilyn Hester, who heads Google’s external affairs in the Southeast, is a member of the SCCEBA Strategic Advisory Committee.

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Economic Report
100% Renewable


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Hannah Solar Government Services completes Otis Elevators 1.2 MW solar farm

Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) recently completed construction of a 1.2 megawatt (MW) ground mounted solar array for Otis Elevator Company at the company’s facility in Florence, South Carolina.  The facility became operational in February and consists of 3,660 solar panels expected to generate 1,852,700 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy in year one, which is enough electricity to power 171 homes. The ground array is adjacent to Interstate 95, providing passersby with a unique view of Otis’ corporate commitment to power their operations with clean, renewable energy.

HSGS has supported SCCEBA as both a member and Summit sponsor since 2014.
 
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Press Release


Alder Energy Systems completes Beaufort county municipal solar installations

Alder Energy Systems LLC, recently completed five solar installations on municipal buildings for the City of Beaufort in conjunction with Johnson Controls.  Combined, these installations include 876 panels producing 365.5 MWh of solar energy annually.

Alder Energy Systems has been a SCCEBA Affiliate member since 2016.

Read More:
Press Release


Are you a SCCEBA Member? Do you have news to share? 
Let us know about it, contact Bonnie Loomis
by email bonnie@scceba.biz  or phone 803-719-6202

SCCEBA Announces Bonnie Loomis as New Executive Director

A South Carolina native with undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina, Loomis is a proven leader with nearly 30 years of experience working in and around South Carolina state government and business.  She completed energy and leadership programs at both The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University (energy) and the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (leadership), as well as the Riley Institute at Furman University’s Diversity Leaders Initiative and Leadership South Carolina.  From 2013 to 2015, Loomis served as a member of the SCCEBA Board.

Read the Full Press Release

 Bonnie Loomis, Executive Director, SCCEBA

Bonnie Loomis, Executive Director, SCCEBA

Al Babinicz was Presented with the Award for Outstanding Achievement and Innovation

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Al Babinicz was Presented with the Award for Outstanding Achievement and Innovation to Implement SC Clean Transportation by South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance

October 11, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. –  Last month, at the 2017 SC Clean Energy Summit, Al Babinicz, the CEO/GM of the Clemson Area Transit System (Catbus), was presented with an Award for Outstanding Achievement and Innovation to Implement S.C. Clean Transportation by the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA).

SCCEBA is a nonprofit coalition of clean energy business interests dedicated to advocating for sound public policies to create a vibrant clean energy economy in South Carolina. SCCEBA recognizes organizations and individuals that have made significant contributions toward developing South Carolina's clean energy economy.

Read the Full Press Release

SCE&G Presented with Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award for its Solar Programs

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 21, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) presented South Carolina Electric & Gas Company with its Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award at the 2017 SC Clean Energy Summit today. SCCEBA is a nonprofit coalition of clean energy leaders and supporters dedicated to advocating sound public policies to create a vibrant clean energy economy in South Carolina. It recognizes...

Read the Full Press Release Here 

Brian Harvey of Hannah Solar Government Services Joins South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance Board

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 4, 2017 – Columbia, S.C. – Brian Harvey, with Hannah Solar Government Services, has joined the board of the S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA).  SCCEBA is a nonprofit coalition of clean energy business and industry leaders dedicated to advocating for public policies to create a vibrant clean energy economy in South Carolina. 

Mr. Harvey originates and develops commercial and industrial solar energy projects for Hannah Solar Government Services. Prior to joining HSGS, Brian was the Vice President of Project Development for a solar development company where he was in charge of land acquisition and pre-development planning for utility-scale solar facilities in Massachusetts. His past tenures also include key positions in the real estate, construction and investment advisory industries

Read the Full Press Release Here