South Carolina Utility Resources
How Sunrun and Your Electric Company in South Carolina Work Together
Sunrun’s solar lease and purchase plans are available in most of South Carolina through the following electric utilities: Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, and Laurens Electric Cooperative.
If you get your power from a different electric company than the ones shown below, whether you live in Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Newberry, or anywhere in between. We Sunrunners may still be able to help you start your solar journey with one of our purchase plans. Contact our solar advisors, so we can find the right solar solution for your home in South Carolina.
Go Solar and Stay Connected to the Grid
When you switch to solar in South Carolina, you stay connected to the electric grid. But this is a good thing for you and your home. Because staying connected to the grid means that if, for any reason, your home solar installation can’t produce all the power you need during the day, like on a stormy day, you can keep using your devices and appliances as you always do.
Yet, when the panels on your roof produce more energy than you need, with South Carolina’s Net Metering (NEM) program1, the excess is sent back to the grid, and your electric company will give you credit for it. These NEM credits can be used to reduce your future bills and have more peace of mind.
Be Part of the Clean Energy Revolution in The Palmetto State
At Sunrun, we believe empowering people means empowering a cleaner, safer, and more resilient future for everyone in South Carolina. Precisely why we celebrate the recent passing of the South Carolina Energy Freedom Act. A comprehensive solar bill that ensures South Carolina households can continue to enjoy the benefits of solar in a simpler and more affordable way.2
At Sunrun, we’re also committed to providing you with information, guides, and advice in all things related to solar. So you can learn about your South Carolina electric company’s NEM bill, Time-of-Use rates, sustainable initiatives, and solar incentives; along with any other information you need to know of as an South Carolina solar consumer.
This way, together, we can ensure South Carolina keeps shining bright for you and your community.
Sunrun Electric Company Resources
Learn more about your local electric company in South Carolina.
Dominion Energy, Inc. is one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the US. Headquartered in Richmond, VA; Dominion delivers electricity and natural gas in VA, PA, NC, SC, OH, and GA. In SC, Dominion serves almost 730,000 customers, while also protecting the environment.
Duke Energy Corporation is one of the largest electric power companies in the US. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC; Duke Energy is a leader in renewable energy across the country, and to date, they deliver electricity to more than 7.6 million customers in FL, IN, KY, NC, OH, and SC.
Laurens Electric Cooperative (LEC)
Headquartered in Laurens, SC; Laurens Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by the people they serve. LEC is known for opening the first community solar farm in the state, and to date, they serve more than 47,000 consumers across seven counties in SC.
You Have the Power to Control Your Electric Bills in South Carolina
Since most South Carolina homes are heated and cooled by electricity, studies show South Carolinians use more electricity than any other state — and are currently paying the highest electric bills in the U.S.4
Fortunately, the cost of home solar installations across the country is dropping fast.5 And installing solar panels now is one of the smartest ways to secure a better energy future in The Palmetto State.
Plus, if you choose to become a solar owner in South Carolina, thanks to the state’s solar tax credit6 of 25%, and the 26% federal solar tax credit of your final cost of the solar system7 — going solar in South Carolina makes even more sense. The federal solar tax credit gives you a dollar-for-dollar reduction against your federal income tax. The 26% tax credit applies as long as the solar energy system is installed by December 31, 2022. Starting in 2023, the value of the tax credit will step down to 22%. After 2023, the tax credit for residential solar ends.
On top of that, we Sunrunners offer solar plans for almost any budget. In fact, with our BrightSave™ Monthly and BrightAdvantage™ plans, you could start creating your own solar energy in South Carolina for as little as $0 down.
At Sunrun, we’re here to help you change the way you power your life in South Carolina.
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