South Carolina Solar Habitat Act

On June 1, 2018, Governor McMaster signed into law the South Carolina Solar Habitat Act with the encouragement of Audubon South Carolina and the support of the SCDNR. This legislation allows SCDNR to establish a framework for a voluntary solar habitat certification program and guidance for assisting solar developers in establishing their solar site as pollinator friendly habitat.

To create this guidance, SCDNR has created a working group comprised of solar developers, utilities, energy office personnel and conservation groups. This group provides suggestions for incorporation into the guidance document, as well as has an opportunity to review the draft guidance and provide feedback.

SCDNR is also establishing pilot solar habitat projects across the state. If you are interested in participating in this working group or becoming a part of the pilot solar habitat project, please contact Tom Daniel at DanielT@dnr.sc.gov or 803-734-3766.

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