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South Carolina Solar

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Data Current Through:
Q1 2020
Solar Installed (MW):
1,265.77
National Ranking:
15th (7th in 2019)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
144,917 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
1.25%
Solar Jobs:
3,307
Solar Companies in State:
77 (17 Manufacturers, 35 Installers/Developers, 25 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$1,705.29 million
Prices have fallen
40% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,549 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th)
Number Of Installations:
20,731
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, For a full detailed analysis of impact of this legislation, click here.

For more information on SEIA's work in South Carolina, please contact Maggie Clark

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