Solar Energy Basics

How does solar work?

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 a good investment?

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?

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


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Jerry Zucker Solar Park

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. >>

2016 Winter - Installation (2)

Residential Installation on Johns Island

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. >>


Residential Installation in Florence, SC

An upstate farm becomes a little more green. Click here to read more. >>

Colleton Solar Farm

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. >>


Become a member

Be a part of the solar solution! Join the South Carolina Solar Council (SCSC) starting at $30 a year.

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