Solar Panels In South Carolina

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In South Carolina

Of course, the average cost for solar panels will vary from city to city in South Carolina. The figures below represent a solar panel pricing range based on the average price per watt of $2.93.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $2.93 $13,185.00 $17,580.00 $21,975.00
8 kWs $2.93 $17,580.00 $23,440.00 $29,300.00
10 kWs $2.93 $21,975.00 $29,300.00 $36,625.00
12 kWs $2.93 $26,370.00 $35,160.00 $43,950.00
14 kWs $2.93 $30,765.00 $41,020.00 $51,275.00
16 kWs $2.93 $35,160.00 $46,880.00 $58,600.00

Keep in mind, the prices above are based on the average price per watt across all of South Carolina. The real cost per watt may be higher or lower in your city.

South Carolina Solar Panel Rebates

In addition to the Federal Solar Tax Credit, you might be surprised to know that there are currently at least 40 rebates available in the State of South Carolina. Click the link below to see all of the solar panel rebates available in your state.

  • At Least 40 Solar Rebates
  • Get Federal Tax Credits & South Carolina Solar Rebates
  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In South Carolina
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South Carolina Solar Panels By City

Cities In South Carolina Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners in South Carolina are saving huge on solar panels with solar tax credits. Find out more about how you can eliminate your energy bills, improving the value of your home, and make South Carolina a little more green. Check out some of the cities where solar panels are popular in South Carolina below.

  • Charleston
    Sunlight kWh1120.679115537kWh
    % Qualified80.97%
    Med. kW Potential9.25kW
  • Columbia
    Sunlight kWh1091.3745051217kWh
    % Qualified74.29%
    Med. kW Potential9.5kW
  • Greenville
    Sunlight kWh1102.45kWh
    % Qualified68.70%
    Med. kW Potential9.75kW
  • Mount Pleasant
    Sunlight kWh1123.7kWh
    % Qualified82.66%
    Med. kW Potential9.5kW
  • North Charleston
    Sunlight kWh1118.1179848497kWh
    % Qualified75.34%
    Med. kW Potential10kW
  • Rock Hill
    Sunlight kWh1094.8kWh
    % Qualified75.61%
    Med. kW Potential8.75kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In South Carolina

Still have questions about getting solar panels installed at your home or property in South Carolina? Browse some of our most common questions and answers below.

Can Snow and Ice Damage Solar Panels?

Snow and Ice are rarely an issue for a properly installed and maintained solar panel system. Solar panels generate a good amount of heat through their operation and will usually melt any snowfall or ice accumulation. Solar panels are also almost always installed at an angle so snow and ice will generally slide right off. If your panels become entirely blocked by snow or ice, however, they will not generate power, the same as with any other debris that might cover your panels.

How much electricity do solar panels produce?

A typical residential solar panel is rated to produce between 250 and 400 watts of power per hour. Your average solar panel systems have between 1 kW and 4 kW capacity. Solar panels’ output varies depending on a number of factors, such as their capacity, size, location, and shade conditions. For example, a 4 kW solar panel system on an average-sized house can produce around 2,500 to 2,850 kWh of electricity in a year.

Do Solar Panels Create Power On Cloudy Days?

Solar Panels still produce some electricity during cloudy days from indirect and UV light, but their production is reduced to around 15-30% of what they would create in direct sunlight.

How are solar panels made?

Solar panels are comprised of an array of solar cells (photovoltaic cells). These cells, made of silicon semiconductors, absorb sunlight to create electricity and then transfer the energy into the inverter. The cells are then networked together inside of a case along with some other components to create the panel. You can read more about how a solar panel is made in this article.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels, or solar photovoltaic panels, transform sunlight into usable energy by converting the light into an electric field that then flows into a conductive wire.  The conductive wire flows into the inverter which then transforms the electricity to an alternating current which can then be used to power a property.

You can read our full article about how solar panels work here.

How much does it cost to clean solar panels?

The prices range greatly depending on the size of the solar panel system that needs cleaning, the panel’s location, and the angle of your roof. The harder it is to get up to and reach your panels the more you can expect to pay. In general, costs can range from $20 – $30 per panel, but will depend on the specific company you contract.

How efficient are solar panels?

Modern solar panels are usually about 15% to 18% efficient. This means that 15% to 18% of the sunlight they absorb gets turned into energy. The remaining sunlight is lost as heat, warming the solar panel casing. That being said there are a number of factors that can impact the overall efficiency such as the solar panel age, materials they’re made with, and average sun exposure.

Things To Know About South Carolina

South Carolina, known locally as the Palmetto State, has a total population of 5,118,425 as of 2020.Since 2010 the population has grown by 10.70%. The percentage of homeownership in South Carolina is a whopping 74.8%! This means that 74.8% of the 5,118,425 people in South Carolina are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. Did you know that South Carolina is the the home of The first tea farm in the U.S., created in 1890 near Summerville? it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "Animis opibusque parati (Prepared in mind and resources) and Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)".

South Carolina has a total area of 30,060.70 square miles of which 30,060.70 square miles is land. South Carolina has an average elevation of 350 feet and a highest elevation of 3,560 (Sassafras Mountain). With this average elevation, it is probably typical that solar panels can be installed at your home.

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