South Carolina Solar Resources

General resources regarding state solar policies, solar incentives, and utilities.

  • SC Green Step Schools: The South Carolina Green Step Schools Initiative encourages K-12 schools to take annual steps toward establishing and maintaining model quality sustainability projects. Schools qualify for awards when they work with qualified mentors and submit videos or pictures with detailed captions showing their students learning, doing, and teaching others about their projects. READ MORE →
  • Solar Tax Credit: In South Carolina, taxpayers may claim a credit of 25% of the costs of purchasing and installing a solar energy system, small hydropower system, or a geothermal system for heating water, space heating, air cooling, energy-efficient daylighting, energy-efficient demand response, or the generation of electricity in a building owned by the taxpayer. READ MORE →
  • SC Green Power: Green Power Solar Schools was launched in 2006 at Hilton Head Middle School served by Palmetto Electric Cooperative. The program continues the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina’s and Santee Cooper's efforts to promote renewable energy, and fulfill Santee Cooper’s commitment to reinvest Green Power funds back into renewable resources across South Carolina. The solar school installations have crossed the state in phases, beginning with five pilot project schools through 2008. There are now more than 20 operating solar schools, and Santee Cooper and the electric cooperatives continue to work together to identify additional solar school opportunities. READ MORE →
    Last updated: 6/17/2020

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