Parrish Neville (pictured left), Marketing Manager for Palmetto Electric Cooperative, spoke to the Bluffton Rotary Club about green initiatives and the history of Rural Electric Cooperatives (REA). Palmetto Electric offers several water heater savings programs to save resources and money for both the cooperative and its customers. More recently, Palmetto Electric has gotten into solar offerings, opening a solar farm in Ridgeland and selling shares to its' members. The Ridgeland offering sold out very quickly as did the New River solar farm, still under construction.