Meraki Solar in South Carolina

Harness the power of the southern sun with Meraki Solar! Our SC solar experts have been helping homeowners power their homes with solar for years and are dedicated to helping shine some light on the benefits of solar to every homeowner in The Palmetto State. South Carolina ranked #14 in the United States Solar Rankings in 2022, powering over 200,000 homes!

Despite the recent solar boom in South Carolina, many families are still “in the dark” regarding solar energy, where to buy it, and how much it could cost. Meraki Solar’s mission is to put the power back in your hands with solar energy.

We are the trusted neighborhood solar installers, here to enlighten homeowners about the advantages of solar power and how you might power your home for less! Read on to learn about renewable energy and solar panels in South Carolina, or if you prefer not to wait, start your solar journey immediately with a free solar quote from Meraki!

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Why Choose Meraki Solar in South Carolina?

Did you know that 2.9% of South Carolina’s electricity comes from solar panels? That is more than the national average of the whole United States!

In a state that experiences more than 200+ sunny days per year, it makes sense that solar energy could be so efficient in The Palmetto State. Solar panels work exceptionally well in SC, as they receive plenty of sunlight in all seasons to power your home. In fact, South Carolina has several solar farms and 81 solar companies that help provide over 2000+ MegaWatts of energy! But with so many choices of solar companies, how do you know which to choose?

At Meraki Solar, we genuinely care about the communities we serve because South Carolina is also where we call home. We are committed to supporting South Carolina homeowners like you in learning about solar panels, and South Carolina solar incentives so that you might reduce your energy bills and switch to sustainable energy sources.

We recognize that as a residential homeowner, it can be overwhelming to take on a new project for your home. But with Meraki’s solar team on your side, we are here to support you every step of the way with accurate information, dedicated support, and exceptional customer service.

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How Can Meraki Solar Help Drastically Lower Your Electric Bill?

“If only we had a penny for every hot day in South Carolina.” Well, with Meraki Solar, you’ll earn more than a penny for the amount of energy your solar panels produce! South Carolina solar incentives such as net energy metering make it possible for you to profit from the excess energy your solar panel systems might produce!

One of the most significant benefits of going solar is the potential to save money on your electricity bills. By generating your own electricity through solar panels, you can possibly reduce or eliminate your reliance on traditional utility companies and their associated costs, leading to significant cost savings over time.

Our approach to solar is unique because you could install solar panels with zero-down costs to install. As your South Carolina solar experts, we’re here to help answer your questions and clear up any confusion you may encounter along the way during your solar process.

Meraki Solar SC Fast Facts

South Carolina has quickly made itself one of the top solar states in the country with several solar incentives and over $2.3 Billion invested in renewable energy. Meraki Solar experts stay up-to-date on the latest technologies, local laws, and solar projects to provide the best service.

Here are some recent highlights from the South Carolina solar industry: South Carolina moved from 26th to 13th in the National Solar Rankings in just one year! The solar industry in South Carolina employs over 3,000 people and Solvay, Walmart, and Target have all gone solar in The Palmetto State.

South Carolina Solar Tax Credits, Incentives, and Financing Options

South Carolina has implemented several initiatives and tax breaks to encourage homeowners to convert to renewable energy. Should you qualify, these solar incentives help save you money on your solar investment and shorten the time it takes for solar panels to pay for themselves. Some of the most popular South Carolina solar incentives are:

  • Federal Solar Tax Credit: This Federal Tax Credit, also known as the Residential Clean Energy Credit, is a 30% tax write-off on the cost of your solar panels
  • Solar Property Tax Exemption: Solar panels might increase the value of your home, but you won’t have to pay more on your property taxes with this SC tax credit
  • South Carolina Net Metering: Net Metering policies allow homeowners to sell the excess energy from their solar panels back to the solar grid to increase their energy savings
  • PACE Loans: Property Assessed Clean Energy Solar Loans give you more financing options and may cover up to 100% of your energy efficiency improvements, including solar panels
  • South Carolina Energy Freedom Act: Protects your rights as a homeowner when you invest in solar panels

What Solar Panels Work Best in South Carolina?

There are different types of solar panels available in South Carolina, like polycrystalline, monocrystalline, and thin-film solar panels. However, most solar panels available have similar efficiency rates and performance capabilities. That said, a South Carolina solar panel is much like those used in any other state.

The type of solar panels used for your home solar system depends more on the size of the system, the location of the solar panels, and your energy needs. Different types of solar panels may be used to make sure you have the RIGHT solar energy system for your wants and needs!

Meraki Solar has helped over 9,000 customers go solar and could help find the right solution for you too! To make the solar journey more accessible, Meraki offers free estimates where we can review your unique situation and provide you with the best options for you and your family.

How Much Energy Could You Get From Your Solar System?

Fortunately for homeowners in South Carolina, The Palmetto State has plenty of sunshine to power your home through all seasons. How much energy you could get from your solar panels depends more on the size of your system or the number of solar panels used, the types of panels, and your family’s energy usage.

On average, one solar panel may produce about 2 kWh per day. As a frame of reference, with a 2kWh system, you could power a refrigerator, a laptop, an air conditioner, 10 LED lights, and more! The larger the solar panel system, the more energy you might produce.

Most solar systems today could power your home during the day and still produce excess energy. You could also sell it back to your local solar grid with net metering programs.

Are Solar Panels Worth It In South Carolina?

With plenty of sunlight in all seasons and excellent solar incentives, South Carolina has become a very popular place for solar installation. Have you noticed an increase in your energy bills lately? The average South Carolina electricity bill has reached over $140 per month and is even higher in the summer due to air conditioning needs.

This increase is a big reason so many homeowners find it worthwhile to invest in solar, reduce their energy costs, and hedge themselves against future inflation. If you are still curious about if solar is worth it in South Carolina, here are some additional solar benefits to consider:

  • Installing a household solar system could raise the value of your house and attract more potential buyers
  • Renewable energy sources like solar power are excellent for the environment and may help lower your carbon footprint
  • South Carolina offers financial incentives for solar panel installation, like tax credits, solar rebates, and grants
  • Available incentives make going solar more affordable and provide a return on investment should you qualify

At Meraki Solar, we understand that every home is unique. We offer custom solar panel designs to fit your specific needs. We are dedicated to providing excellent service and helping you start your solar journey. Start your path to savings today by getting a customized solar estimate for your home.

What do Solar Panels Cost in South Carolina?

The average cost of solar in South Carolina may depend on several factors and is not a “one size fits all” answer. Because every solar system is custom-tailored for the home, the cost of your South Carolina solar panels will be specific to your situation. However, the average cost of South Carolina solar power ranges between $9,000-$14,000, including standard solar incentives.

Fortunately, with South Carolina solar incentives, prices may be reduced if you qualify, and you can even potentially eliminate your upfront solar cost with zero-down solar with Meraki. A custom solar quote could help you understand how much solar might cost for your home and what incentives you qualify for to save on your installation costs. Start with your free quote today!

Meraki South Carolina Solar Energy Consultants

At Meraki Solar, we are more than just a solar company; we’re a people company! We’re passionate about helping homeowners like you achieve their dreams of going solar.

Choosing the right solar company means finding someone who understands the state’s sunlight patterns, local & federal solar incentives, and how to expedite the needed permits with your local government. With years of experience, Meraki Solar consultants stay up to date on all local and solar laws and regulations to provide you with the highest level of service. Find out why Meraki Solar is South Carolina’s trusted neighborhood solar energy company.

How Much Could You Save By Installing Solar Panels?

While you may save significant money on energy costs with a solar system, the amount you could save with solar panels depends on several factors. The cost of the solar panel system, the cost of electricity in your area, the size of your solar system, and the amount of energy you use all play a part in your savings.

However, on average, homeowners could save thousands of dollars over the lifespan of a solar panel system. And since solar power might significantly reduce your dependence on traditional utility companies, this will likely lower your electricity bill and hedge against future inflation. An excellent way to estimate how much you could save is to have a solar assessment done by Meraki. We can calculate your home’s solar production and consumption and provide you with an estimate of the savings you might make.

South Carolina's Solar Power History

South Carolina has taken leaps and bounds to convert to renewable energy, and solar electricity generation has tripled since 2018. With South Carolina continuing to be a leader in the solar industry, there may be a lot to monitor and research.

Meraki Solar is always studying the solar industry and staying up to date on the latest news. Here are some of the most notable South Carolina solar news from the last few years:

  • SEIA’s National Ranking: South Carolina ranked #14 in the National Solar Rankings
  • Governor McMaster signed into law H. 4940, SEIA’s recommendation to create a committee to study South Carolina’s electricity market reform
  • South Carolina adopts community solar programs to help homeowners convert to solar energy.
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The Meraki Team

Going solar can initially seem overwhelming, but our experts are here to help you learn about solar energy and better understand what it can do for you and your family. Our customer-first approach will help take all the pressure off you so you can get back to living the life you love.


At each of our Meraki Solar locations we're passionate about helping homeowners like you make the most of the sun's powerful energy. Our knowledgeable solar sales representatives and installation experts are standing by to help you go solar.


Going solar can initially seem overwhelming, but our experts are here to help you learn about solar energy and better understand what it can do for you and your family. Our customer-first approach will help take all the pressure off you so you can get back to living the life you love.