South Carolina is one of the best places to go solar in the United States. The weather in the Palmetto State is something to brag about, with warm summers, mild winters, plenty of sunshine, and not too many cold days. This makes homeowners in South Carolina the perfect candidates to save money, and reduce their carbon footprint by making the switch to clean, renewable energy generated through solar panels.
Now is the time to go solar! Installed solar capacity in South Carolina has grown by 303% in the last year. But knowing if solar ownership, lease, or a power purchase agreement (PPA) is the best option for your home can be confusing. We are here to help you make the best choice for your solar purchase.
Cities we service in South Carolina:
FEDERAL TAX CREDIT: Yes
STATE TAX CREDIT: 25%
REBATES: Deep discounts based on your utility provider
*Duke Energy offers a $1/watt rebate off the cost of the system
ENERGY SAVINGS: Guaranteed
SYSTEM OWNERSHIP: You own it!
BONUS: Energy savings kit includes a smart thermostat and LED light package to save an average of 20% annually on heating and cooling costs.
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Why do people love living in South Carolina? With it beautiful beaches, rich history, great weather and proximity to both the mountains and the coast, South Carolina has grown in popularity and many of its cities consistently rank on “best places to live” lists. Also, with lots of sun and several solar incentives, South Carolina is also a great place to make the switch to solar! When homeowners combine federal tax credits with state tax credits, they’ll be sure to save big on their solar system.
Net metering is applicable to all South Carolina residents. Every residential solar owner is entitled to credits for excess energy production. Those credits will be applied to the homeowner’s next utility bill and if there are excess credits at the end of the year, homeowners receive compensation.
South Carolina is one of the few states to offer state tax credits for going solar. The tax credit covers 25% of the cost of your solar system and can be carried over for up to ten years if you don’t pay enough in taxes in any one year.
Less than 3% of the current U.S. population are enjoying the benefits & savings of solar energy. Our joy is knowing that our customers are saving money and reducing their carbon footprint. We want the same for you.
With the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and local incentives, South Carolina residents are jumping at the chance to become a part of the renewable energy movement. We’re excited to help you throughout your solar journey and hope to help you make a positive impact on the environment while saving you thousands on your electricity bill!
It is our priority to help our customers become aware of how their current situation connects to solar. Thus, our number one priority always is the customer, which is why we have over 10,000 5-star reviews across online platforms. If you’ve had a bad experience with a solar company in the past or are looking to start your solar journey with a company that you can trust, Blue Raven Solar is the answer. We’ve spent years perfecting our customer service and prioritize your opinion. If you’ve read the post and are wanting to determine whether solar is worth it for your home and unique situation, we recommend that you start by looking at some more of our solar resources about the cost of going solar, the solar installation process, and more information about our team. You can also request a free solar quote and a solar consultation by filling out an application on our estimate your savings.
Our South Carolina customers will save between $15,000 and $30,000+ over a 25-year period depending on the size of their system and their current home energy use.
We’ll send a solar professional to your home to review your utility bills. Our analysts will quickly evaluate your bills and your roof to determine if you are qualified for maximum solar savings. If not, we won’t waste your time.
Blue Raven Solar customers deserve the best solar experience, so we offer only one level of quality: top-of-the-line. Our solar arrays are built using only high-end black-on-black, monocrystalline silicon solar panels and Enphase microinverters. When going solar you want high-quality productions at a low price. Going solar with Blue Raven Solar means you get maximum value.
To make your solar energy as dependable as the morning sun, we include a two-year productivity guarantee. Two years after installation, if our systems produce less than our original estimates, we update them with more panels free of charge.
We provide professional installation, and solar equipment warranties to ensure that you experience worry-free solar power system ownership.
Designing a system to meet your daily energy needs and fit the available space is always a custom job. We use the latest satellite imagery and 3D modeling tools to get measurements and create a personalized analysis of your solar energy needs. And, we have the fastest installation times of any competitor, driven by systems and smart people who know how to get the job done. Your solar project will NEVER “sit” in our pipeline.
From first consultation until flipping the switch on a working solar-energy system, we keep the process as simple and hassle-free as possible. Our field service teams handle building permits, inspections, and every stage of the installation process. You are committed to clean energy and protecting our environment with solar, so we are committed to making sure going solar is fast & easy.
Local teams, local office, and local partnerships mean fast panel installation & net metering times, so you can begin saving with solar quickly!
From Charleston to Columbia and smaller cities like Summerville, we are able to work with your city and county for quick solar permitting turnarounds. We will also make sure your home is prepped to pass required inspections and ready to quickly connect with local utilities.
Depending on your city, it can take between 6-12 weeks to get panels installed on your roof, followed by about 3-5 weeks to get interconnected with your utility to enjoy the benefits of net metering. The longest step is getting approved permits from your city. Rest assured we work with your city or county to expedite the permitting process so you can enjoy the benefits of going solar as soon as possible.
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When you contact Blue Raven Solar we’ll show you how we’ve combined the benefits of solar lease, PPA, and purchase options to create the most powerful residential solar solution for you. We call it BluePower Plus+™ and it’s revolutionizing the solar industry.
BluePower Plus+™ combines the best aspects of a 3rd party owned solar lease (or PPA) with the superior return and flexibility of solar ownership. When you own your panels, you reap the benefits such as the federal tax credit and other incentives and rebates, and you know exactly what you’ll pay for the length of your loan.
SmartStart gives you the freedom to etend teh 18-month free promotion to 5 years. During that time, you can pay off your solar if you’d like, or just enjoy your savings.
Contact us today to see exactly how much you could be saving by switching to clean, renewable energy with Blue Raven Solar!
The customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart, and our solar team in South Carolina are some of the best.
Going solar is an extensive process, and Blue Raven Solar makes sure that the homeowner is informed every step of the way. We work hard so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the savings. From sale to installation and energization, we’re working hard behind the scenes to keep the process moving along every day.
Before we install your solar panels, one of our solar panel experts will set up an initial meeting at your home to ensure you are a good candidate for solar energy. Our expert will also check your home’s electrical status and the condition of your roof. We examine the roofing type, the angle, shading on the roof, along with many other aspects, including your energy usage history, in order to make sure that your solar panel installation is as seamless as possible.
After we verify that your home is a good candidate for solar panel installation, our South Carolina design team will work with you to create a maximum efficiency plan for your roof. We will be able to answer any questions that you may have about the solar panel installation process, solar tax credits, or our financing options, including our industry-leading BluePower Plus+. Once we decide which financing option is best for you and your family, we will create and sign the solar panel installation agreement. We will also take care of all necessary permits.
“[Blue Raven salesperson] was extremely knowledgeable, professional, never pressured or pushed us, and was able to answer every single question we had. His communication and response time was stellar. The solar installers arrived exactly on time and were some of the nicest, most professional and helpful individuals I have met. There are countless benefits to getting solar and knowing Blue Raven is out there to help with the process makes it a no-brainer. I recommend them to everyone.”
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