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South Carolina Solar

Data Current Through:
Q2 2022
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
14th (26th in 2021)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
239,383 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs in 2021:
Solar Companies in State:
73 (18 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 24 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$2.6 billion
Prices have fallen
53% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,456 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd)
Number Of Installations:
South Carolina

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SEIA South Carolina State Solar Policy Priorities & Highlights

  • SEIA was heavily engaged throughout the process to pass the landmark Energy Freedom Act, H3659. Click here for a full detailed analysis of impact of this legislation.
  • Governor McMaster signed into law H. 4940, SEIA’s recommendation to create a committee that will study electricity market reform in South Carolina.
  • SEIA also intervened in the net metering successor tariff docket and is preparing for legislation related to the creation of a DG property tax abatement and implementation of Act 62.
  • SEIA is engaged in education and advocacy around utility business model reform and market reform in North and South Carolina, engaging in the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposal.

For more information on SEIA's work in South Carolina, please contact Scott Elias

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 SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in South Carolina, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in South Carolina, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

South Carolina State Solar Policy Resources

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

Solar Panel Cost in South Carolina - Learn about the history of solar policy in South Carolina, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in South Carolina - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in South Carolina to see what programs you can benefit from

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

South Carolina Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in South Carolina, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

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

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

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