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South Carolina Solar Panels

South Carolina Solar Panel InstallerSouth Carolina, the Palmetto State, is known for its beautiful scenery which includes nearly 28,000 acres of national forests. This historical city draws thousands of visitors each year with popular destinations such as the famous Myrtle Beach and the Blueridge Mountains. Tourism in South Carolina is always booming, and so is the hot sun.

It’s no surprise that solar energy in South Carolina is rapidly growing, especially with the rising electricity rates across the state. With new legislation making it easier to switch to solar power, South Carolinians can now take advantage of federal and state tax rebates to keep The Palmetto State clean and beautiful.

Cost of Solar Panels in South Carolina

Interested in installing solar panels in SC? Installation costs for solar panels can vary based on multiple factors such as the size of your solar panel system, brand of solar equipment, home energy usage, and solar incentives.

While there is no one size fits all price for solar panel installations in SC, our solar specialists can provide you with a free personalized solar estimate. Our experts will take into account your home’s energy usage, available sunlight, and more while discussing how solar incentives can help you save on the costs of installation.

LG Solar Panels

Sunpro Solar is a proud installer of LG solar panels, one of the most trusted brands in the solar industry. LG solar panels are widely recognized for their high-efficiency performance, sleek design, and outstanding warranty. As premium-tier LG solar installers, we proudly utilize LG solar panels in all our solar energy systems because of the best-in-class solar technology and reliability they provide for our customers.

South Carolina Solar Incentives

In South Carolina, solar panels are a great addition to your home or business. While they certainly keep the environment green by producing renewable energy, they also keep your wallet green. Since solar panels draw energy only from the sun, you’ll save money each month thanks to a lower electric bill. And with the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit, the 25% South Carolina Solar Tax Credit, and Sunpro Solar’s 25-year warranties and guarantees, going solar is easier than ever!

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26% Federal Solar Tax Credit

Going green with South Carolina solar panels is easier than ever, especially with this incentive. The federal government knows that renewable clean energy, like solar power, is the best way to power your South Carolina home. Because of this, they’ve put the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit into place to help people purchase and install solar panels. With this incentive, you can get up to 26% of the total cost of your South Carolina solar panels back in tax credits. That includes the cost of installation. And if you don’t use all your tax credits that year, they just roll over to the next year. The 26% tax credit goes through the end of 2022, then steps down to 22% in 2023.

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25% South Carolina Solar Tax Credit

Of all South Carolina solar incentives out there, this one takes the cake. With this incentive, South Carolinians who install solar panels can also get a state tax credit. This tax credit amount is 25% of the purchase and installation costs. Just like the Federal Solar Tax Credit, you can use this tax credit to help you cover the cost of solar panels.

However, in South Carolina, the amount of your tax credit you can use in one tax year is limited. You can apply either $3,500 of your tax credit to your tax liability, or use it to cover 50% of your tax liability. The lesser of the two is the option you may take. The good news is, any tax credits you have leftover don’t expire- they just roll over to the next year!

With the Federal Solar Tax Credit and the South Carolina Solar Tax Credit, you can basically get your solar panels at a 51% discount. If your solar panel system costs you $22,000, with both these incentives, you’d get $11,220 back in tax credits. That means that the total cost to you is just $10,780. That is amazing!

Net Metering and Power Performance Payments

Net metering is another good way to get the most out of your solar energy system. With net metering, any electricity that your solar panels produce that you don’t use is sent to your electric utility grid. Then your account is credited for that power, reducing your electric bill even further. There’s also a system similar to net metering called Power Performance Payments. With this system your electricity is still sent to the grid, you are just credited for each full kW.

South Carolina allows for both systems. There are a few electric utility companies that offer these programs in the state.

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Dominion Energy

  • The applicant must be a customer of Dominion Energy.

  • The customer must:

  1. Submit a PBI application.

  2. Submit an application for generator interconnection.

  3. Execute a generator interconnection agreement prior to installation of the generation system.

  • The rates and prices for net metering with Dominion Energy depend upon your current electric rate.

  • If the customer’s account has a credit of $600 or more as of the November billing month, they will receive the credit amount in payment.

  • If the credit amount is under $600, it is rolled over and applied to the next billing statement.

Duke Energy

  • The owner must be a customer of Duke Energy.

  • The generation capacity of the solar panel system cannot exceed the lesser of the two following:

    • Your estimated annual kW demand,

    • OR,

    • 20 kW for residential/1,000 kW for nonresidential.

  • The owner must be a customer of Duke Energy.

Any renewable energy credits produced by the customer’s generation shall be solely owned and retained by the customer until a market for RECs is fully developed as determined by the Commission. At that time, then annually, any RECs associated with net excess generation shall be granted to the company on May 31st of each year.

Solar Panels Increase Home Value in South Carolina

Not only do solar panels save you money, they also add value to your home. And if you live in South Carolina, according to CNBC, it’s one of the top states in the country for the highest selling value with solar installed. Here are their rankings for how much solar adds value to the median-valued home:

  1. New Jersey: 9.9% or $32,281
  2. Pennsylvania: 4.9% or $8,589
  3. North Carolina: 4.8% or $8,996
  4. Louisiana: 4.9% or $7,037
  5. Washington: 4.1% or $15,916
  6. Florida: 4% $9,454
  7. Hawaii: 4% or $24,526
  8. Maryland: 3.8% or $10,976
  9. New York: 3.6% or $10,981
  10. South Carolina: 3.5% or $5,866

Even the experts agree! In a comprehensive report done by the  US Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), they found out having solar panels installed to your home helps sell your home faster and get more money for it!

On average, solar panels add $20 of value for every $1 you save on your electric bill. So if you saved $200 a month on your electric bill with solar panels, you’d have an additional $4,000 of value added to your home.

And again in 2015 the Department of Energy and Berkeley Laboratory confirmed these findings with another study on the real estate market. After analyzing 22,000 homes, they found that homes with solar panels fetched a higher asking price than those without. About $4/watt, which comes out to be around $15,000 for residential, depending on your home and solar system.

In addition, solar panels can help your property spend less time on the market. In another study done by NREL, they found that solar properties earned about 17% more at closing, in addition to selling 20% faster.

South Carolina Solar Installation Company, Sunpro Solar

For over 10 years, Sunpro Solar has been installing solar panels in the Southeastern United States, including South Carolina. In 2021, we were ranked the 2nd largest residential solar installer in the nation and the largest residential installer in South Carolina. We offer nothing less than the best to our customers, from our customer service to the materials we use. We use brands such as LG and Silfab Solar for our solar panels, and Enphase microinverters. We strive to set ourselves apart from other solar companies with each installation we perform by going above and beyond your expectations.

With each installation performed by Sunpro Solar, you also receive:

  • Our 25 Year Production Guarantee
  • Our 25 Year Labor Warranty
  • 25 Year Solar Panel Manufacturer Warranty
  • 25 Year Enphase Microinverter Warranty
  • A FREE Energy Audit of your home to ensure maximum savings for you.

South Carolina solar company Sunpro Solar is here to help you get the solar panel system you want.

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