Solar Energy Basics

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How does solar work?

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Is solar right for me?

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How do I get started with solar?

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.
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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.
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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.
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News

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 

 


Installations

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.
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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.
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Membership

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

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