Cost of solar in Simpsonville, SC

Electricity Consumption in Simpsonville

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 Simpsonville, South Carolina

Duke energy and Laurens Electric coop both offer a very similar net metering policy. This agreement with your utility credits excess solar generation sent to the grid at the retail value for power. When more power is exported than drawn credit is still given at the retail rate to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. Remaining credit at the end of the 12 months is deposited into your account.

There is a 25% tax credit up to $3,500 or 50% of your state tax liability whichever one is the least. After subtracting all other incentives 30% of the remaining cost may be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes. The federal solar tax credit can be spread over several years and always covers 30% no matter the system size or cost. Incentives like these make solar an obvious choice for a home investment.

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Solar power in South Carolina

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Simpsonville, South Carolina in 2019 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 Simpsonville, SC is $17,600. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 9.53kW solar system in Simpsonville, SC

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $191, however your situation may vary so try our Simpsonville solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

7 Years

Average payback time


Annual power production


levilized cost of solar energy


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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 9.53kW system

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


(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.

The following programs are available:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
Solar Energy State Tax Credit State Personal Tax Credit
Net Metering State Net Metering
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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.