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.

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.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hurricanes?

When properly installed, especially in hurricane-prone areas like Florida, the strict installation regulations ensure that solar panel systems are as safe as the rest of your home and roof. In many circumstances, the added reinforcement actually helps the home and roof fare better in a hurricane than a home without solar panels. Of course, as in any natural disaster, anything can happen and there is no way to guarantee your solar panels won’t sustain damage or be ripped up along with the roof.

Why are flexible solar panels less efficient?

Flexible solar panels are limited in the materials they can be made from. Rigid solar panels can be made with more efficient components, and are generally thicker, which means more material to interact with solar rays and produce electricity.

How big are solar panels?

Residential solar panels are typically 65 inches by 39 inches or 3.25 feet by 5.4 feet, although there are some variations among manufacturers. Each panel will also weigh about 40 pounds on average.

How do you clean solar panels?

In most cases, cleaning your solar panels isn’t really necessary. They get a great rinse off every time it rains. However, if you live in a dry state you may need to clean them from time to time. It’s generally advised that you hire a professional to do this so that you don’t do any unintended damage to your solar panels. However, if you plan to do it yourself, it’s not all that difficult. All you really need is a hose, a good brush, and some patience. Make sure to take your time and gently, but thoroughly scrub the panels until all the dirt and debris is removed.

What are solar panels made of?

Solar panels are made from a wide range of materials and chemicals that each contribute to the conversion of solar light into usable electricity. The main component in any solar panel are crystalline silicon wafers. These wafers are semiconductors that are able to generate electricity from sunlight in a process known as the photovoltaic effect.  In addition, solar panels use glass, wires, metal components, and batteries in order to fully convert and store the sunlight as usable energy for your home.

How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels have a typical lifespan of 25 to 30 years. Once solar panels reach this point they begin to decline in efficiency. However, with recent advances in solar panel technology, it could make more sense to replace your solar panels in 10 years to maximize the improved efficiency.

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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