South Carolina Solar Energy News – January Edition

The following article contains important news about solar & renewable energy in South Carolina from the month of January 2018. Contact the Southeast’s leading solar company Southern Current to learn about saving money by powering your home or business with clean, unlimited solar energy.

January News Solar Energy In South Carolina

PV Magazine USA: Tariffs on imported solar materials approved by U.S. ITC

Panels are the single largest expense in a solar installation and a new 30% tariff will raise prices of the overall system. This tariff could result in a $2,000-$2,500 increase on a typical 10 kW residential installation. Southern Current will continue to work hard to minimize the economic impact of this tariff on our customers. One way Southern Current is achieving this goal is by maintaining our current pricing while we still have a supply of pre-tariff panels in inventory. To learn more please contact us at 843.277.2090

Congressman Mark Sanford visited the Southern Current office in January

Above: Sanford (left) poses with Southern Current’s Stephanie Dohn, Director of Government Relations and Jon Downey, President

“One of the largest economic drivers in rural South Carolina is solar, as developers are investing billions of dollars in new infrastructure, creating millions of dollars in new tax revenue, and providing a diversified source of income that is critical to farmers. South Carolina should be looking to innovative companies like Southern Current who have proven to be competitive in a non-competitive market by providing the lowest cost power to our grid.” -Congressman Mark Sanford

The Post and Courier: Solar companies ask new S.C. Energy Caucus to lift cap on residential solar

Bret Sowers, vice president of development and strategy with Southern Current, asked state lawmakers on a new Energy Caucus to consider solar-friendly legislation.

Solar companies see opportunity as the South Carolina Legislature continues to wrestle with the cancellation of two unfinished nuclear reactors at V.C. Summer station in Fairfield County. A new legislative energy caucus met for the first time in January, and Southern Current’s Bret Sowers asked state lawmakers to repeal a law saying no more than 2 percent of the state’s electricity production can come from solar panels on residential properties.

Southern Current Blog: Employees complete week-long solar safety training


Members of the Southern Current solar installation team recently wrapped up a week-long course designed to enhance the care and safety taken on job sites. The program was 100% voluntary, meaning no local, state, or other authorities ordered this training to occur. Learn about the safety training on our Blog.

Save Money With Solar Energy In South Carolina

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