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 >>


Boeing Rooftop Solar Project

South Carolina Electric & Gas and Boeing has officially marked the completion of one of the largest single rooftop solar installations in the United States and the largest in the Southeast, by production capacity. Click here to read more. >>

Sunstore Solar Installs Solar PV Sytem For Especially Auto

Especially Auto’s owner Steve Allen wanted a way to hedge utility costs for his business, while having emergency power outlets for his business in case of an outage. 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. >>

Shealy Solar PV System in Cayce

Shealy’s latest energy efforts concentrate on the second largest Solar PV System installation on SCE&G’s system. Click here to read more. >>


Clemson University Team Selected for Solar Decathlon 2015

A team of Clemson University students will compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon 2015. Click here to read more. >>

PaCE Launches Second Round Of Solar Matching Grants For Schools

Palmetto Clean Energy is a nonprofit renewable energy organization designed to encourage the development of renewable energy resources that improve the environment through reduced greenhouse-gas emissions. 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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