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Solar is happening all around us


July 26, 2016   By Nicholas DeSanto, Summer Intern in

Colleton Solar Farm

I went on a family vacation to Maryland recently. We had a wonderful time in the mountains, meeting my girlfriend’s family and going to a wedding.

Among the favorite things I saw on my trip was the amount of solar panels that were in fields next to houses. I was pleased to see that so many farmers and just regular people are interested in putting solar panels on or by their homes in an effort to be ‘greener.’

Solar is an idea that really gets me excited. Using the sun for energy, which is available to all, is such a great idea. I hope we can move even further into advancing solar power technologically.

Santee Cooper has taken a step forward with Solar Share , their community solar program, which also happens to be the first of its kind in South Carolina. With Solar Share, Santee Cooper customers can subscribe to a portion of energy produced at the Colleton Solar Farm and get energy that the panels have... Continue Reading >>

Meet a Santee Cooper intern


June 07, 2016   By Nicholas DeSanto, Summer Intern in Education

Nick DeSanto is an intern in Santee Cooper’s Corporate Communications department.

My name is Nicholas DeSanto, and I am an Intern in the Corporate Communications department at Santee Cooper, and a rising senior film major at the Art Institute of Charleston.

In my major, I am specializing in cinematography and getting a background in sports broadcasting, and this first blog I have ever done.

This is my second summer working at Santee Cooper and I can say without reservation that I have learned and seen so much. Last year, I worked very closely with the Santee Cooper Environmental Intern program. That was a significant year because was a celebration of its 25 th year and yes, participants are college students like me.

As a video intern, I was able to follow the Environmental Interns around to various working sites around the company. I experienced a lot of different and interesting aspects of Santee Cooper and saw things I would never have guessed that I would see in my lifetime.

I went up to the top of a... Continue Reading >>