Would you like solar on your home or business, but cannot afford it, have a shaded roof, or live or work in an area that does not allow solar? Another option is available if you’d like your home or business to be powered by solar. It’s called community or shared solar.
Through community solar, you can purchase or subscribe to a community solar farm for a certain number of kilowatts (kW). You will then be charged a monthly fee for the program and/or receive a bill credit depending on the amount of kilowatt-hours (kWh) generated by the kW you subscribed to/purchased. Many electric cooperatives, Duke Energy, Santee Cooper, and SCE&G have community solar programs available now or will have them available in the near future. See below for links that provide details on the programs.
Each of CEC’s electric cooperatives have or will have a community solar program. For more information go to: http://www.myscsolar.com/content/community-solar.
Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress will start their shared solar program in late 2017. The program is currently being developed. For more information go to: https://www.duke-energy.com/our-company/environment/renewable-energy/solar-energy/sc-solar-energy-programs/shared-solar.
Santee Cooper offers a solar share program that is part of the Colleton Solar Farm. More information is available at: http://www.santeecoopersolar.com/solar-share/.
SCE&G recently launched its community solar program. The utility is currently accepting subscriptions and purchases. For more information go to: https://www.sceg.com/for-my-home/solar-for-your-home/compare-solar-programs#community-solar.