Interested in solar power in South Carolina? We’ve got you covered. We’ve gathered a ton of stats and tracked down any local installers we could find.
The average South Carolina resident spends about 0.12 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and uses about 1124 kilowatts (kW) per month. With an average month’s electric bill totaling $134.86 it definitely makes sense to see if you can save money on power.
Key Solar Facts – Averaged for South Carolina
Average savings per year: $1121.78 ($93.48 per month)
Estimated time for the system to pay for itself: 18 years, 9 months
Is solar worth it in South Carolina? Based on the price of electricity in South Carolina (an average of 0.12 per kW) and high amounts of sun (6% more than average) compared to other states, solar power is 8% more cost effective than the rest of the nation.
Our final opinion: solar panels are somewhat recommended in South Carolina.
Solar Panel Installers in South Carolina
No local installers or providers available. See DIY products.
DIY Solar Systems
|Costco||DIY Solar panel kits from Costco are surprisingly affordable and easy to install. Recommended for experts and researchers only.||Visit site|
|Solar Direct||Solar Direct offers plenty of products, including batteries. Installation is available if you want it.||Visit site|
|Local providers coming soon||We're in the process of adding new solar providers by state. Check back soon!|
Solar Power by Month in South Carolina
A 5kW system will save someone in South Carolina about $93.48 on an average month. South Carolina residents will usually generate the most power in May. A breakdown of average solar power and savings per month is below.
|Month||Available kW / meter / day||Estimated savings / month|
South Carolina has a high amount of solar power to capture – about 4.65 kilowatts per meter per day.
Calculations and Sources
Data based on 411 reporting zip codes in South Carolina. Stats above assume a 32 square meter (345 square foot) standard-efficiency (15%) 5 kW system costing $21,000 out of pocket. Costs vary, but are generally lower due to federal and local government incentives.
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