Green Power Program Supports PV Array

September 3, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Project revenues generated through a landfill gas recovery program at Santee Cooper Power in South Carolina will help the company establish a solar photovoltaic (PV) site for power needs in the Myrtle Beach area. The utility has raised $600,000 from customers in Myrtle Beach who purchase electricity through the Green Power program. Methane gas from the Horry County Solid Waste Authority Landfill has provided power to the utility, and customers can pay an extra $6 a month on their utility bills to support the effort. Not all of the money will go toward a PV site, according to Program Developer Patricia Housand. The company is looking at a few different sites to locate a PV array, and Housand said they will attempt to find land in Myrtle Beach so the customers who have supported the Green Power program can see a direct result of the money they’ve invested. A PV array is on the list of renewable energy projects for Santee Cooper because customers have stated an interest in the power source, according to Housand.
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