Columbia, SC — Solar energy is a powerhouse for S.C. business development. If even 10,000 homes and businesses went solar, the energy savings would make them a showcase for the rest of the state.
Not surprisingly, established power monopolies such as SCANA and Santee Cooper do not welcome solar power generation. They want only to “study” it, not make it available for consumers.
But isn’t putting better ideas on the market what free enterprise is all about? The solar bill by state Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, brings affordable solar power to businesses and homes.
Let energy consumers decide for themselves to save money with solar energy. Clearly, solar power belongs to the people — not to the power monopolies.
Harvesting our solar abundance means more jobs, a stronger economy and a thriving new industry. Solar products are ready for market, and local business is ready to deliver solar to us now.