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Solar Panels in South Carolina: Cost, Tax Credits, & Rebates Guide 2024
  • Written by Caitlin Ritchie
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  • Edited by Hannah Hillson
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  • Last updated 09/29/2023

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Key Points

  • Solar panels in South Carolina cost approximately $31,050 and can provide long-term energy savings.
  • South Carolina residents may qualify for state and federal solar tax credits, along with local utility incentives, which offset a portion of the cost of solar panels.
  • South Carolina has been investing heavily in solar power in recent years, with enough solar capacity to power over 290,000 homes.

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Solar power FAQs

  • Solar power can provide huge savings, but it’s not right for everyone. When deciding if solar panels are right for your home, consider your energy usage habits, electricity costs, and how much direct sunlight your home gets. It’s important to calculate your typical energy consumption  to see whether switching to solar would be a worthwhile financial decision for you.

  • Solar panels aren’t free, but there are significant opportunities to reduce solar panel costs in South Carolina. Apart from the 30% federal tax credit available to everyone who purchases a system, South Carolina also offers a state tax credit, various utility rebates, net metering, and a property tax exemption.

  • If you’re in the market for a solar panel installer, SaveOnEnergy can help. Enter your information in our solar estimator to understand your potential savings and connect with a solar installer in your area.

  • Solar panels themselves don’t store energy — they capture it to be transformed into electricity. To store solar power that you don’t use immediately, you’ll need a solar battery. This component allows you to make the most of your solar panels by storing energy to use during power outages or off peak periods.

  • Solar panels have an average lifespan of between 25 and 30 years, but they could last even longer if you keep your system maintained. South Carolina tends to experience hot summers and occasional hurricanes. Solar panels are made to withstand extreme conditions, although higher-quality panels will likely last longer than cheaper modules. If you are concerned about whether the climate in your area will impact the lifespan of your solar panels, search for solar panels with strong manufacturer or product warranties.

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