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South Carolina Solar Incentives: Tax Credits & Rebates Guide 2023

Written by Luke Daugherty/

Edited by Hannah Whatley

Last updated 05/25/2023

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Key Points

  • Installing solar panels in South Carolina can lead to substantial long-term energy savings.
  • South Carolina residents can access state and federal tax credits for solar panels, along with local utility incentives.
  • South Carolina has been investing heavily in solar power in recent years, climbing to twelfth in the nation for solar production.

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Solar power FAQs

  • A full set of residential solar panels costs an average of $31,050 in South Carolina. Your exact cost will depend on local labor and permitting costs, the type of solar panels you choose, and the size, components, and configuration of your system. Compare quotes from a few reputable installers in your area to find the best deal.

  • 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.

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