What should my solar bid include?

The following elements should be included on the bid you receive from the solar installer:

  • Total cost from start to finish (including design and construction)
  • Additional cost factors resulting from unique design considerations on your property (most installations will not require these)
  • Equipment Labor Permits Tax
  • Any applicable state and federal tax credits and other incentives
  • Make and model number of equipment
  • Warranty information
  • Expected operation and maintenance costs
  • Projected monthly, annual, and lifetime energy generation based on orientation, shading, etc. and estimated costs and savings
  • Finance options: cash, loan or lease

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What should my solar bid include?

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