Call now

Columbia Solar Panels: 2024 Cost and Local Incentives

Edited by Jamie Cesanek

Last updated 10/24/2023

Get an estimate of solar cost and savings at your home.

Why trust SaveOnEnergy?

Learn More

At SaveOnEnergy, we work to offer accurate information with editorial integrity. Our partners do not direct our editorial content, though we may reference their products in our posts. Read more about how we make money.

Key Points

  • Solar generation is increasingly popular in South Carolina
  • Columbia residents pay an average of $31,050 for a home solar installation.
  • The federal tax credit can help Columbia solar owners to reduce their tax burden by 30%.
  • Homeowners in Columbia can also claim a 25% state tax credit when buying solar panels.

Columbia solar power FAQs

  • A typical 9 kW solar system in Columbia could cost about $31,050. Your home and roof sizes, energy use, and solar panel types will dictate the precise cost figures. Many solar owners have started including a solar battery in their systems, which can be an additional cost. Thanks to the 30% federal tax credit and state incentives, Columbia residents can lower the overall cost of solar panels.

  • Yes, solar panels can save you money on electric bills, particularly since electricity rates have significantly increased in recent months in most of the U.S. The average Columbia solar system cost could be recouped in about 11 years.

  • SaveOnEnergy can help you locate a solar panel installer. You can find installer reviews and helpful solar resources in our marketplace. Call the phone number on top of the screen or complete our solar estimator to talk to one of our energy experts.

  • Solar is a renewable energy source. Unlike fossil fuels, solar panels don’t emit hazardous air pollutants contributing to climate change and don’t use water to produce electricity. Solar energy reduces carbon emissions, which is critical to protecting people, ecosystems, and wildlife, and provides stable electricity rates for many years.

Solar energy by state

Is solar right for your home?
Get an estimate of solar cost and savings at your home.