Solar Power Panels in South Carolina: Costs, Companies, and ROI

DecisionData Team
September 21, 2015

South CarolinaInterested 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.

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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.    

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.

MonthAvailable kW / meter / dayEstimated savings / month
Jan 4.4 78.45
Feb 4.91 87.37
Mar 5.49 97.9
Apr 5.92 105.76
May 5.99 106.96
Jun 5.74 102.51
Jul 5.66 101.02
Aug 5.65 100.89
Sep 5.31 94.73
Oct 5.03 89.82
Nov 4.63 82.56
Dec 4.13 73.82

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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