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Happy Solar Homeowners Across South Carolina

The below customer reviews were all originally posted on, a website dedicated to informing consumers about the performance of local solar installers, and to promoting positive experiences in solar as we move toward a zero-footprint future.

Homeowners Going Solar In South Carolina With Southern Current

“I had researched for over a year and had quotes from 3 different companies when I decided to pull the trigger. All 3 were well reviewed, but in the end the quality of the panels, racking system and inverter were just a superior product. On top of that the installed price per watt was around 15% less than other bids. From sales, to planning, to installation; everyone was a real pleasure to work with, kept me well informed throughout the process and were quick to respond to any questions I had. Just a terrific experience. I am 6 months in and am beyond happy with my system!”

“The installers were very courteous, professional and obviously experts in what they do. Within a two day period they worked through the rain and cold to get my system up and running. They cleaned up everything and double checked for leaks and functionality. My wife and I were both very pleased with their attention to detail and kindness. I know I asked a million questions and they answered them all with a smile. “

“It was truly a pleasant experience and am recommending them to everyone I know. I took a bunch of pictures of the progress if anyone wants a copy I will send them gladly. The booklet they gave me with all the information on tax credits and the environmental benefits of going solar was very informative and I enjoyed seeing how my usage will be impacted once my system is online. I am so happy things worked out as well as they did, they have my full support.”

We had a great experience with Southern Current. They provided several references, who all were pleased with the work they did and the return on their electric bill, so we hired them with confidence and were not disappointed. Honest folks who do good work and keep promises.”

Learn More About Solar Power In South Carolina!

These customer reviews are just a few of the many, many great things homeowners are saying about going solar in South Carolina and saving a boatload of money (and the environment) with Southern Current.

Be sure to view the Southern Current solar install gallery to see home solar panel installations near you, and contact the best solar company in South Carolina when you are ready to schedule a FREE consultation about powering your home with sunshine!

Santee Cooper’s Solar Rebate Program Pays YOU To Install Solar Panels In South Carolina

Santee Cooper is paying South Carolina home and business owners to install solar panels. In fact, Santee Cooper’s updated 2017 solar rebate program, combined with state and federal tax credits for solar installations worth up to 55%, gives South Carolina residents access to one of the best deals in the nation for going solar!

Santee Cooper’s $9,600 Dollar Solar Rebate Program

South Carolina residents in the Santee Cooper service territory can receive up to $9,600 dollars worth of rebates toward the cost of installing solar panels on a home or business! Under their updated Customer Solar Programs, a rebate of $1.60 per watt-AC is available for residential customers in South Carolina who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes. The maximum residential solar installation eligible is a 6 kW system, or a $9,600 dollar solar rebate!

Santee Cooper Businesses Customers Are Eligible For A  Solar Rebate, Too

The rebate is also available for qualified business customers who install systems on their property. This means a small commercial solar installation of 6 kW would be eligible for a rebate of $9,600 dollars as well.

“With good feedback from our customers, we’ve made the programs even better. These new incentives cut in half, approximately, the time it takes the solar investment to pay for itself.” – Santee Cooper President and CEO Lonnie Carter

Thanks to the Santee Cooper solar rebate and other incredible solar incentives available in South Carolina, you may be able to go solar and pay less for power than you currently pay each month! That is, the cost of your new power bill + the monthly solar finance cost could be less than your current power bill! It’s a no-brainer! 

In addition to the Santee Cooper incentive, a 30% federal tax credit and a 25% South Carolina state tax credit are both available. It’s no wonder South Carolina is a hot bed for solar panel installations!

Want more information?

Speak with a Southern Current solar representative for details. Click here to request a free consultation about going solar in South Carolina to learn how much lower your power bill could be. Don’t wait! The Santee Cooper solar rebate is available on a limited basis and will run out!

Turn Your Roof Into A Profit Center With Solar Panels

Instead of writing an angry check to the local power company the next 12 months of the coming new year, we at Southern Current encourage you to turn your roof – home or business – into a profit center that MAKES YOU MONEY each month. Below are some compelling examples of just how incredible solar power truly is.

Net Zero Home In Charleston, South Carolina

The term ‘net zero home’ refers to a house that produces all or more of the energy it requires to operate. This 6.72 kW solar panel install in Charleston, South Carolina is just one of many net zero homes we’ve developed throughout the state. The solar energy system uses 24 280-watt LG solar panels. 100% of the customer’s power bill will be offset by solar, with approximately $1,300 dollars in cumulative energy savings delivered each year!

Solar Powered Beach House On Isle Of Palms, South Carolina

We all know South Carolina has some of the best beaches, some of the best sunshine in America. But have you ever thought about putting the sunshine to work for your benefit (other than a golden bronze tan)?

This 13.20 kW solar powered beach house designed by Southern Current is located on Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The system uses 300W LG solar panels and will offset approximately 60% of our customer’s annual power costs. The solar roofs will deliver approximately $112,000 dollars in electricity over the 30 year system lifetime!!

Rooftop Solar Deck In Charleston, South Carolina

This 7.13 kW solar panel install in Charleston, South Carolina is just one of many homes we’ve helped go solar around the Palmetto State. The solar energy system uses 25 285-watt Suniva solar panels, an American solar manufacturer, installed on three separate solar arrays. 70% of the customer’s power bill will be offset by solar.

Here’s a more detailed look at the rooftop solar deck we completed on the home:

If you have an unused rooftop deck at your property, what’s stopping you from doing the same?!

Learn More About Solar Power In South Carolina

Southern Current is proud to be one of the top solar installers throughout the state of South Carolina. Thanks to the numerous solar rebates & incentives that are currently available, there’s never been a more affordable time to create your own energy! Contact us to request information about a solar panel installation for your home or business and see how much you can save with solar.