Saving With Solar Power In West Columbia – Customer Interview

The following interview was conducted with Jay G., Southern Current solar customer who had a solar power system installed at his home in West Columbia, South Carolina. Jay enjoyed saving with solar so much that he had a second system installed on his vacation residence in Edisto Island. Find out how much money you could be saving on electricity costs by contacting Southern Current today!

West Columbia, South Carolina Solar Customer Review

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

We moved to South Carolina from the Midwest in 1973. My wife and I have spent long and productive careers in South Carolina.

Why did you decide to switch to solar energy?

Our concern for the environment and climate change precipitated our change to renewable energy forms. The long hot summers of SC seemed particularly conducive to solar energy.

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How much did you know about solar energy?

We did extensive research into solar energy and other alternatives. When we finally decided to go with solar, we were reasonably knowledgeable about the technology, the current trends and the state of the art.

What kind of system did Southern Current install for your home?

We first installed 50 panels manufactured by LG on our primary home. We liked them so much we installed 15 more panels on our second home on Edisto Island, south of Charleston.

View of Edisto Island solar panel install by Southern Current.

What made you choose Southern Current for your solar installation?

“Southern Current (formerly Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC) was the most prominent South Carolina based solar energy company that our research found. They appeared to have a good solid reputation and enough experience to give one confidence that they had dealt with most issues that might be encountered. Our initial discussions with their representatives were very professional and they appeared to know what they were doing.”

What was the most difficult part of the process for you?

Probably the most trying issue was whether to pay for the panels up front or use some type of financing or leasing mechanism. We worked several models and compared them with our electricity bills. Clearly, if we could afford it, outright purchase was the most economical way to go for us. Fortunately, we were in a position to do that. Another trying part of the process was deciding which company to go with. After extensive research, we decided Southern Current was the best option for us.

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What benefits have you seen since the installation?

“We have been very pleased with our installation in West Columbia, SC. It was done in a professional manner in November of 2015 on our primary residence. Since then, we have not paid a utility bill and have actually built up around $500 in credit with SCE&G.”

The same is true of our second home unless we spend an inordinate amount of time there with guests which will generate (no pun intended) only a greatly reduced electrical bill. Otherwise, we are now generating enough electricity to meet our normal needs and build enough credit to cover our costs when the panels are not generating at night.

What would you say to someone who is interested in going solar?

Seriously consider going solar. If possible, pay up front for the best deal in the long run. We expect to get back the money we initially spent in something like 6 years in savings on electricity bills. After that, it’s all gravy! And, the environment will appreciate you.

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