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.

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

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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...

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

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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

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S.C. Clean Energy Leaders Met and Discussed Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

Brian McCarter, CEO of SRS, an industry leader in administering C-PACE programs nationwide spoke to the group about C-PACE.

Brian McCarter, CEO of SRS, an industry leader in administering C-PACE programs nationwide spoke to the group about C-PACE.

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S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance is Hopeful for 2018 Legislature Approval

August 8, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. -  Last week, more than 60 clean energy industry business leaders met in Columbia, S.C. to discuss Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy financing or C-PACE financing.

Brian McCarter, CEO of SRS, an industry leader in administering C-PACE programs nationwide spoke to the group about C-PACE.  He explained how the innovative financing is helping commercial building owners finance clean energy upgrades to improve their building stock and save on energy costs. He highlighted how C-PACE is being used a new financing tool for new construction in active C-PACE markets.   

Patricia Pierce, Executive Director of SCCEBA, gave a legislative update on C-PACE and SCCEBA Board Members, Brad Van Meter, Account Manager, Comprehensive Solutions TRANE Carolinas, and Douglas Webster, Senior Associate, Global Energy & Sustainability Proactive Group, CBRE, addressed attendee’s concerns and questions during a Q & A.  

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SCCEBA to Host Business Roundtable on C-PACE

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July 26, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. -  The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is set to host a Business Roundtable meeting on Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy or C-PACE on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the AGAPE Conference Center in Columbia, S.C.  

Brian McCarter, CEO of SRS, an industry leader in administering C-PACE programs nationwide will present at the meeting.  He will highlight the basics of C-PACE and how the innovative financing can help commercial building owners finance clean energy upgrades to improve their building stock and save on energy costs.

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Clean Energy Professionals Talk Energy Storage at Flex Columbia in West Columbia, S.C. 

Energy Storage is Looking to be the Next Big Technology Boom in Clean Energy

Energy Storage is Looking to be the Next Big Technology Boom in Clean Energy

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June 14, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. -  Last Thursday, the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA), hosted an Energy Storage Business Roundtable at the Flex facility in West Columbia.

Nearly 70 clean energy industry leaders convened to discuss advances and opportunities in energy storage technology and markets with highlights of how energy storage is becoming an increasingly important element in electricity/energy systems because...

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Business Roundtable on Thursday, June 8, 2017

SCCEBA to Host Sold Out Business Roundtable on Energy Storage

June 6, 2017 - Columbia, S.C. -  The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is hosting an Energy Storage Business Roundtable on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Flextronics International in West Columbia.

SCCEBA is hosting the Roundtable in partnership with Flextronics International, ABB, Nelson Mullins, and Shealy Electrical Wholesalers/Border States.  Attendees will learn how energy storage is becoming an increasingly important element in electricity and energy systems to improve cost savings, shave peak demand, increase use of renewable power and contribute to optimal use of grid assets.

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WaterFurnace International, Inc. Names Steve Weitzel, Territory Manager of the Year

Steve Weizel, Territory Manager of the Year for WaterFurnace 

Steve Weizel, Territory Manager of the Year for WaterFurnace 

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May 2, 2017 – Columbia, S.C. - SC Clean Energy Business Alliance, Columbia, SC – WaterFurnace International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, recently named Steve Weitzel of Blythewood, S.C., Territory Manager of the Year at the 2017 WaterFurnace Annual Sales Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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Adger Solar To Build South Carolina’s Largest Solar Farm in Jasper County

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Adger Solar recently announced its first two solar generating projects in Jasper County, S.C., as part of a transaction with Dominion (NYSE: D).  A 71.4 megawatt solar farm will be S.C.’s largest and a companion 10 megawatt array are both expected to enter service in 2017 through power purchase agreements (PPA) with South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G). The Jasper projects were recently acquired by Dominion. 

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ADVANCED ENERGY IS BIGGER THAN EVER

Advanced energy is a $1.4 trillion global industry, almost twice the size of the global airline industry, and nearly equal to worldwide apparel revenue.

The U.S. advanced energy industry generates $200 billion in revenue, nearly double beer sales, equal to pharmaceutical manufacturing, and approaching wholesale consumer electronics.

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You can download the full report by visiting the Advanced Energy Economy website HERE.

In the six years that AEE has been tracking, advanced energy in the United States has grown by an average of 5% annually for a total of 28% compared to 2011. Growth last year was 1%, primarily due to the effect of low oil and corn feedstock prices on ethanol revenue.
Without ethanol, U.S. advanced energy grew 5% in 2016, three times faster than U.S. GDP (1.6%).


2016 U.S.
NOTABLE GROWTH

REVENUE GROWTH

$5 BILLION
in building efficiency

$3.9 BILLION
in advanced electricity
generation

 

PERCENTAGE GROWTH

48%

in electric vehicles

54%

in energy storage

30%

in solar PV

21%

in fuel cell generators

WHAT IS ADVANCED ENERGY?

$1.4 TRILLION

global industry revenue

$200 BILLION

U.S. industry revenue

3.3 MILLION

U.S. advanced energy jobs

As defined by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business association, advanced energy is a broad range of technologies, products, and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. Prepared by Navigant Research,
Advanced Energy Now 2017 Market Report is the fifth annual report of market size, by
revenue, of the advanced energy industry
worldwide and in the United States. The industry is broken into seven segments:

  • BUILDING EFFICIENCY
  • ELECTRICITY DELIVERY & MANAGEMENT
  • ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION
  • ADVANCED FUEL PRODUCTION
  • ADVANCED INDUSTRY
  • ADVANCED FUEL DELIVERY
  • ADVANCED ELECTRICITY GENERATION

U.S. Advanced Electricity Generation was up
8% in revenue, or $3.9 billion, led by solar PV, which capped off five years of growth with a 30% surge, to $24.9 billion in 2016. U.S. Wind revenue held relatively steady at $14.1 billion – a welcome change from the boom-and-bust pattern from earlier in the decade. Sales of fuel cells for onsite power jumped 21% to $373 million.

Overall U.S. Building Efficiency products and services grew 8%, or $5 billion, led by energy efficient lighting and commercial building retrofits, both up 7% reaching $26.4 billion and $8.4 billion, respectively.

In U.S. Transportation, Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) revenue has grown tenfold over five years, from $700 million in 2011 to $7.8 billion in 2016, and 48% over 2015, as all-electric alternatives to gasoline-powered vehicles caught on in the marketplace. Under pressure from low gasoline prices, however, hybrid electric vehicles saw revenue fall for the third straight year, dropping 11% to $8.9 billion. If this trend continues, revenue from PEVs may surge past hybrid vehicles in 2017. Energy storage also had another big year, with revenue jumping 54% to $427 million in the U.S.

Under price pressure from low prices of both oil and corn stock, revenue from ethanol fuel fell by nearly $7 billion, or 24%, to $20.6 billion despite steady production levels. For the second year in a row, declines in ethanol revenue counter-balanced nearly all the growth in other advanced energy market segments. Revenue from ethanol has dropped by half from its 2012 peak of $40 billion.