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South Carolina Solar

Solar Installed (MW):
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
69 (13 Manufacturers, 42 Installers/Developers, 14 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$766.81 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,571 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th)


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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

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Solar Companies in South Carolina

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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

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – South Carolina – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in South Carolina, based on real price data from solar quotes.


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:

Number Of Installations