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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.

Get Paid For Going Solar In South Carolina With SCE&G Net Metering

Are you interested in installing solar panels on your South Carolina home? Do you get your electricity from SCE&G? You’re in luck if so, because SCE&G’s Net Metering offer PAYS YOU when you go solar at home!

SCE&G’s Solar Power Net Metering Offer

Local homeowners have access to one of the best solar programs in the state! Under SCE&G’s Solar Power Net Metering Program homeowners can receive FULL RETAIL RATE for all of the energy that is produced by a solar panel system. The process is called “net metering” and allows homeowners who produce their own power from renewable sources to be fairly compensated, including a credit that can be rolled over to the next month

  • Here’s how it works:
    • For every kWh generated, you offset your current month’s energy usage.
    • Any excess energy is carried forward to the next billing period to offset future usage.
    • Solar credits are given at the same cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for which you are currently charged.
    • Example 1: An average usage of 800 kWh per month, at a cost of $0.139 per kWh. Average electricity bill $111.20
    • If you produce 401 kWh with solar, you would only be charged for 399 kWh, at a cost of $0.139 per kWh. Example 1 electricity bill $55.46.
    • Example 2: If you produce 801 kWh with solar, you would not be charged for power. You would have a credit of 1 kWh or $0.139 which would carry forward to the next month’s bill.

Locations eligible for the SCE&G Solar Net Metering Program

SCE&G’s electric territory covers the metropolitan Charleston area and beyond including the largest cities of Columbia, Aiken, and Beaufort. The map below shows locations within the SCE&G service area eligible for the solar offer (tan color):

Additional Solar Incentives Available In South Carolina

In addition to the SCE&G Solar Power Net Metering Offer, individuals who go solar have the opportunity to take advantage of some remarkable federal and state incentives which decrease the overall cost of installing a solar power system.

30% Federal Solar Tax Credit

The US federal government offers a tax credit to both home and business owners who install solar power. A tax credit worth 30% of the total system cost and installation is available. If the federal tax credit exceeds tax liability, the excess amount may be carried forward to the succeeding taxable year.

25% South Carolina Tax Credit

The state of South Carolina offers an additional tax credit for home and business owners who go solar. The South Carolina solar tax credit is worth 25% of the total cost including installation. The maximum incentive for the SC state tax credit is $3,500, or 50% of taxpayer’s tax liability for that taxable year, whichever is less. This credit has no expiration date and any excess credit may be carried forward up to 10 years.

There’s never been a better time to lower your energy costs with a solar panel installation on your property! Click here to request a free consultation about going solar in South Carolina to learn how much lower your power bill could be.