Cost of solar in Greenville, SC

Electricity Consumption in Greenville

Electricity Consumption by South Carolina residents averages 1199 kWh per month. It ranks #10 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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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 also has a state tax credit of 25% of the purchase and installation cost up to $3,500 or 50% of your state tax liability. With this coupled with the 30% federal solar tax credit 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.

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Solar power in South Carolina

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Greenville, South Carolina in 2018 is $3.52 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Greenville, SC is $17,600. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 8.86kW solar system in Greenville, SC

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $173, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$17,458

Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit

7 Years 3 Months

Average payback time

11,406
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

32¢
/kWh

If you don't get solar
The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 8.86kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years

$67,143

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

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Average total cost of solar panel installation in South Carolina

System Size Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
3kw $8,106 $8,754
4kw $10,500 $11,340
5kw $12,740 $13,759
6kw $14,784 $15,967
7kw $16,709 $18,046
8kw $18,480 $19,958
9kw $20,097 $21,705
10kw $21,560 $23,285

 

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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.

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Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.