Piedmont, South Carolina Homeowner Discusses Going Solar With Southern Current

The following interview was conducted with Laura S., recent Southern Current residential solar customer who lives in Piedmont, South Carolina. Find out how much money you could be saving on electricity costs by contacting Southern Current today!

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have lived in South Carolina since 2003. I moved here from Delray Beach, Florida. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri.

Why did you decide to switch to solar energy?

I have been interested in solar energy for a long time. I like the idea of cleaner energy. The sun isn’t going to go away any time soon. My husband says it is to make up for all of the dinosaurs that he burns in his cars. We were purchasing a new home so it seemed like the right time.

How much did you know about solar energy?

Not a whole lot, but I know that it is clean and that it works!

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

We have a 15.60 kW roof array with 52 300-watt panels spread out over our main roof and on the attached garage/workshop roof.

View of the solar powered home in Piedmont, SC.

Southern Current sales representative Paul Hayden gives thumbs up in front of solar install.

What made you choose Southern Current for your solar installation?

I chose Southern Current because our rep., Paul Hayden, was the only person willing to work with me and provide an estimate prior to my husband and I closing on our house.

What was the process of going solar like?

There was a process? LOL, It was very easy. Paul had worked up a preliminary estimate. After we closed on the house, he came out, took photos, looked around, and went over our options. We decided on the panels, and filled out paperwork. Once everything was in place, Eric came out to go over the installation. That was on a Friday. The installation crew showed up on Monday, and were finished by Wednesday. Everyone was extremely professional.

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

Waiting for Duke Energy to come through with the rebate. Southern Current went the extra mile to ensure that we were guaranteed the rebate BEFORE the install. That way we had an out if we didn’t get the rebate. Duke was discontinuing the program. We got in at the very end.

What benefits have you seen since the installation?

Well, we just received our first bill since making the switch to solar. Know how much it was? $8.96! And that was the monthly meter fee, so we actually didn’t have any electricity costs!

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

I would say do it, there’s really no reason not to!

Want to learn more about solar power in South Carolina?

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South Carolina Solar Energy News – March Edition

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

March News About Solar Energy In South Carolina

Charleston Post & Courier: $10 million solar investment planned for Orangeburg County

Orangeburg County is becoming one of South Carolina’s leading centers for solar energy, with three projects totaling 163 megawatts announced so far this year. The latest news is a $10 million solar farm to be developed this year by Charleston-based solar company Southern Current. “It’s very exciting to be part of projects like these that are helping to reshape South Carolina’s energy future,” Paul Fleury, Southern Current’s founder and chief development officer, said in a statement.

Jasper County Sun Times: Town’s 2nd solar farm in the works

The town of Ridgeland is moving forward on a project for their second solar farm of the year. Southern Current is finalizing all development activities with plans to have the project constructed and online by Q4 of 2017.

The Times and Democrat: Solar farms appear to be good for S.C.

After close scrutiny, Orangeburg County Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson says local lawmakers should be encouraged to push ahead with new legislation to foster the development of solar farms in the state. When solar panels are located on farms, they bring revenue to farmers that they wouldn’t otherwise have and keep many family farms profitable and in the family for generations. “Income from that land can increase by 500 percent or more,” Robinson said in an op-ed posted on The Times and Democrat.

ABC News 4: Solar power is rising in the Lowcountry

Southern Current solar installer Robbie Schwoerer made the news in March as part of a story by ABC Channel 4 which outlined how solar is becoming a hot topic in the Lowcountry. South Carolina is quickly growing into one of the top states in the Southeast for solar thanks to local incentives which make going solar a smart financial decision. Click here to watch the video coverage on ABC4.

Renewable Energy Magazine: State’s largest solar PV plant coming to Jasper County

81 megawatts (AC) of new solar power will be constructed in Jasper County, SC by the end of this year. When finalized, the new solar farm will be the largest in the state. In mid March Dominion, a Virginia-based power provider, announced plans to construct, own and operate a 71.4 megawatt facility along with an additional 10 megawatt installation.

Save Money With Solar Energy In South Carolina

Southern Current is proud to be one of the top solar installers in 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.