Solar Energy Basics
How does solar work?
A solar panel is made of photovoltaic cells. When photons from the sun hit the cells, electrons are released and can then be converted into electric power. Learn more >>
Is solar right for me?
The cost of solar PV systems has been declining dramatically in the past several years. Over the long run, installing solar on your home can save you money. Learn more >>
How do I get started with solar?
Converting to solar energy doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Our certified installers can help assess your situation and advise you on how to move forward. Learn more >>
Announcing the 2018 SC Solar Council Board
John Calhoun, Elise Fox (Chair), Mark Furtick, Charro Hanahan, Jason Martin, Eddie Plowden (Treasurer), Roxanne Livingston Rich (Secretary), Kent Trowbridge, Brad Van Meter (Vice-Chair), Don Zimmerman Meet the Board
PaCE Offers New Solar Installation Grants for Schools and Non-Profit, Supportive Housing Facilities
Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting renewable energy generation in South Carolina, is offering new solar installation grants to qualified schools and non-profit, supportive housing facilities, such as family shelters or group homes. Click here to read more. >>
SCE&G and TIG Sun Energy unveiled the first utility-scale solar facility under South Carolina’s Distributed Energy Resource Program Act. Click here to read more. >>
The array was placed on multiple pitches facing southeast and southwest which provides an extended production period. Individual microinverters for each panel reduces impacts of shading and allows for multiple smaller subarrays without string length concerns. Click here to read more. >>
An upstate farm becomes a little more green. Click here to read more. >>
The Colleton Solar Farm, the largest facility of its kind in the state, is producing electricity just nine weeks after construction began on the project. Click here to read more. >>
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