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Solar and Storage in Columbia, South Carolina: Round-the-Clock Clean Energy

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South Carolinians affected by power outages from 2008 to 2017.1 


Columbia’s residential energy bills vs. the national average.2


South Carolina’s solar price drop over the last five years.3

Did you know that the costs of rooftop solar panels and back-up storage systems have plummeted in South Carolina?3,4 What’s more, Columbia basks in an average of 217 sunny days per year.5 It’s no wonder why more homeowners have decided to team up with a Columbia solar company like Sunrun to gain energy independence. This move can give you protection during outages, more control over rising energy costs, and lower home carbon emissions for decades.

How to Go Solar in Columbia

Sunrun is the leading residential solar and energy storage company in the U.S.6 We work so you can worry less about outages and energy bills and focus more on what’s important to you. Discover which of our solar plans, with or without a home battery in Columbia, is the best fit for your budget and energy needs.

Dominion Energy (formerly South Carolina Electric & Gas Company or SCE&G) has a net energy metering (NEM) program that could let you earn credits on your utility bill for the excess electricity your solar array produces and sends to the grid.7 Net metering in Columbia, South Carolina could help you save money on your future energy bills.


Solar made better

Federal Tax Credit (ITC) schedule: 26% in 2022, 22% in 2023, and ends in 2024.


  • Find your ideal system and battery
  • Learn about the federal tax credit
  • Get your cost to go solar today

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Solar Plans Designed to Meet Your Unique Energy Needs

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan, along with a battery storage system, we’ll work hard so that you can benefit from your Columbia solar panel installation for decades. As one of the best solar installers in South Carolina, we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you whenever we can.


Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Columbia with as little as $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly rates and stay covered with our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.

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Full Amount Lease

Prepay for up to 25 years of Columbia solar power for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a new home solar system in Columbia, and you could build home value. You may qualify for South Carolina solar incentives, like the federal solar tax credit* and a state tax credit.8

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in Columbia. This can help keep your appliances and devices powered during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, or at night.

Power outages impacted more than 2.4 million South Carolina residents from 2008 to 2017.1

A blackout can happen at any time. Some are short, but others can go on for hours or days at a time.

Brightbox can help you back up your entire home with a Tesla Powerwall, or you can back up just the rooms you need with an LG Chem solar battery.**

When the sun is out, Brightbox can store clean and affordable back-up power for later use.

Brightbox is the Columbia battery storage solution that puts you in control. It can turn on during an outage and will work to recharge until the grid’s restored.

Unlike generators, Brightbox doesn’t run on fossil fuels, which produce carbon monoxide (CO) that’s dangerous for your health.9

You can monitor your Columbia solar energy production and storage with the online dashboard and mobile app.

Our monthly lease and prepaid plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system works smoothly. This benefit sets Brightbox apart from the average solar battery in Columbia.

Clean Energy Can Help Strengthen South Carolina’s Grid


Reduction of carbon emissions under Dominion Energy’s Net Zero plan by 2040.10 

When you create and store your own clean energy in Columbia, you can also reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a more modern and resilient energy system that runs on renewable electricity made in South Carolina. Ready to bring home the benefits of solar and storage? Use our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can build a brighter energy future for all South Carolinians that starts today.

Sunrun solar installer carrying a solar panel

Why Choose Sunrun in Columbia?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to join the clean energy revolution. To date, our solar customers’ systems have generated billions of kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy and kept millions of tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere. This is equivalent to preventing billions of pounds of coal or millions of gallons of gasoline from burning.11


American families can help us create a more resilient energy future for the whole nation, one home solar panel system at a time. See what people say about their Sunrun solar and storage systems.


1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Columbia, SC electricity prices

3. South Carolina solar price drop

4. U.S. battery storage systems price drop

5. Columbia, SC annual sunny days

6. Sunrun ranked as leading residential solar-plus-storage vendor

7. Dominion Energy SC Residential Solar Programs

8. State of South Carolina solar incentives

9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generator safety fact sheet

10. Dominion Energy SC clean energy goals

11. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

*We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.

**One Tesla Powerwall stores 13.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of usable electricity, which can be used to back up the home for a day. An LG Chem solar battery holds 9.8 kWh, which can be used to back up essential parts of the home from 8 to 12 hours.

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