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Charleston Solar Panels: 2022 Cost and Local Incentives

Written by Michelle Honeyager/

Edited by Jamie Cesanek

Last updated 01/13/2023

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Key Points

  • Charleston residents pay an average of $4.02 per watt for solar systems. The total cost is $36,180 for the average 9-kilowatt system.
  • You could receive a credit for about $10,854 from the federal government for your solar array purchase. South Carolina also provides solar incentives that can help you recover your installation cost.

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Charleston Solar Power FAQs

  • The average cost of a solar system in Charleston, South Carolina, is $4.02 per watt. The typical 9-kW system would cost $36,180. SaveOnEnergy can help you find a solar installer near you. Fill out our form to get started.

  • Solar power is a good option for anyone looking for long-term savings. The upfront costs can be challenging for homeowners, but you could save at least $23,637 after 25 years while helping reduce carbon emissions.

  • You can avoid a lengthy search by filling out our solar form or calling to get in touch with our energy experts. SaveOnEnergy can connect you with trusted solar installers that can explore financing options and cover the feasibility of installing solar on your roof.    

  • Solar arrays do not directly emit carbon dioxide, unlike oil or coal. Instead, solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. Installing solar can help reduce your carbon footprint. If you want to learn more, check out our solar energy rundown  and solar renewability answer guide resources pages.

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