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South Carolina Solar

Data Current Through:
Q2 2018
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
18th (8th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
63 (9 Manufacturers, 34 Installers/Developers, 20 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
 $843.67 Million 
Prices have fallen
47% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
907 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th)
Number Of Installations

South Carolina PV Installation Forecast

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Notable Solar Installations in South Carolina

  • Colleton County Solar Farm was completed in 2013 by developer TIG Sun energy.  This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 3 MW of electricity-- enough to power over 325 South Carolina homes.5
  • Several large retailers in South Carolina have gone solar, including Boeing, General Growth Properties and Target. It has installed one of the largest corporate photovoltaic systems in the state with 2 MW of solar capacity at their location in North Charleston.6

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in South Carolina

Looking for a local installer? Use the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in South Carolina, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

South Carolina State Solar Policy Resources

South Carolina Public Service Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of South Carolina public utilities

South Carolina State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in South Carolina

South Carolina State Energy Office - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

DSIRE Incentives Database – South Carolina – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in South Carolina and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration – South Carolina State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government


1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

4SEIA, National Solar Database:

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List:

6SEIA, Solar Means Business: