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 many solar panels do I need?

In order to figure out how many solar panels you need, you’ll need to determine how much energy your household uses, how many panels you can fit on your roof, the peak sunlight in your area, how efficient the panels you’re considering are, and whether net metering is available in your area. The easiest way to find out is to get a solar panel estimate from a local installer.

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.

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 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.

How Often Should Solar Panels Be Cleaned?

The simple answer is any time they become obstructed by too much debris or grime to work efficiently. How long that takes will depend on your location. If you live near a populated downtown, your panels will get covered in soot faster, but if you live in a rainy place, your panels may stay cleaner longer. As a general rule, it is best to clean and inspect your solar panels every 6 months, but you may find it makes sense to clean them more often and get full efficiency from your clean solar panels.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hail Storms?

Yes! Properly installed solar panels are much more resilient than people imagine. Just because they’re thin and reflective like glass doesn’t mean they are fragile. In fact, many solar panel owners report extensive damage to the rest of their home, cars, and property, while their solar panel system stays undamaged. The angle and direction the panels are installed facing make the biggest difference regarding their vulnerability during a hail storm, and like the rest of your property they can be insured against hail damage.

How many solar panels can I fit on my roof?

On average, you can fit about 25 to 28 solar panels for every 500 square feet of roof space. However, in some cases, homeowners will not be able to utilize the entire roof space due to shading or roof grade.

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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