Purchasing Solar

Purchasing a renewable energy system from an approved contractor or manufacturer means paying for it up front or financing your purchase through a bank loan. You own the entire solar energy system, which most manufacturers guarantee for up to 25 years.


Potential Benefits

  • Lower monthly electricity bills
  • Greater return on investment
  • Increased home value
  • Minimum 10-year warranty
  • Possible federal and state tax incentives and other deductions

Related Links and Files
Net Metering

SC PV Installations & Capacity
Required Licenses for Solar Installation in South Carolina

 

Installation & Maintenance

Choosing an Installer or Contractor

Questions to ask a solar installer

What should my solar bid include?

Battery Storage

Costs & Incentives
Financing
Incentives
Net Metering
Red Flags for Solar Scams
Choosing a System
Purchasing Solar
Solar Leasing
Community Solar
Installation and Maintenance
Choosing an Installer or Contractor
Questions to ask a solar installer
What should my solar bid include?
How Solar Works
Types of Solar Panels
Types of Solar Electric Systems
Resources
Solar Legislation
Reports and Publications
Training Programs
Solar Related Terms
Local Government Resources
Solar Press

Solar Photos

Office of Regulatory Staff
Energy Office
1401 Main Street, Suite 800
Columbia, SC 29201