Solar power in Greenville, South Carolina
There is no reason not to install solar right now in Greenville since incentives are way higher than most parts of the country.
South Carolina has a state tax credit of 25% of the purchase and installation cost up to $3,500 or 50% of your state tax liability. Coupled with this is the federal solar tax credit, worth 26% in 2020. These two incentives alone cover about half of the cost of a system already.
South Carolina also has a net metering law meaning all utilities must pay you the customer full retail power value for all excess power exported to the grid.
These incentives are under threat by many deeming them too generous, so all Greenville residents and business owners need to act now.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Greenville,
South Carolina in 2020 is
$2.78 per watt. The average system size
in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system
in Greenville, SC
(after claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)
The 26% federal solar tax credit explained
If you have a federal income tax liability, 26% of the cost of your solar system can be claimed as a deduction to your taxes. This incentive is claimed when you do your taxes. In order to receive the tax credit quicker it's best to do your taxes as soon as possible after installation.What if my tax liability is less than 26% of my systems cost
There is the option to claim this incentive over several years if your tax liability is less than 26% of the system cost.
How much will solar panels on my home save me?
The answer to this question depends on your electricity usage. Generally speaking the greater your power usage the greater the potential savings from installing solar.
The average monthly usage in South Carolina is only 1199kWh per month however, you are most likely using a lot more than this since this average includes condos and small apartments.
The Greenville solar panel savings calculator below will convert your monthly power spend into power usage (in kWh's) and then work out exactly how many solar panels you need to offset your usage, how much they will cost based on the prices of local solar companies and the amount you will save. Our South Carolina solar savings calculator can do this because it contains a database of the electric rates charged by Blue Ridge Electric Coop Inc, Duke Energy Carolinas LLC, Greer Commission of Public Wks, Laurens Electric Coop Inc
How much can solar panels save you in Greenville
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 10.14kW solar system in Greenville, SC
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $198, however your situation may vary so try our Greenville solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
6 Years 3 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
Levelized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 10.14kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Greenville, SC that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Greenville
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% solar tax credit
Find out what system size you need for your home
Going solar in South Carolina
Check out all of the ways energy providers of South Carolina can help you be more energy efficient and save money.
The following programs are available:
Find your local rebates and incentives
Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.