Our system produces the most solar energy in South Carolina with a total of 4 megawatts.
Across the state, we help homeowners, non-profits, and businesses, large and small, benefit from renewable energy.
We’ve created an experienced team focused on research, design, and implementation of renewable energy resources (solar, wind, and biomass).
We’re listening and responding.
In 2014, we’re installing a seven-acre solar farm near the Lake Murray Dam. It will produce up to 2 megawatts of renewable energy.
In the next two years, we’ll build five more permanent solar farms throughout the state.
And that’s just the beginning.
New installations will add up to 20 megawatts of renewable solar energy, enough to power up to 20,000 homes. ?
Let the sunshine in.
By 2019, we'll have nearly tripled our use of non-emitting energy sources. *Air Emissions
We lead South Carolina in reducing coal-fired generation in favor of clean energy. Our investment in solar is an important part of this effort.
Increasing renewable energy in South Carolina opens the door for more businesses to utilize clean energy resources – bringing more jobs into the state.
We’ve partnered with Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) and share a commitment to sustainability and a clean environment.
We’re collaborating to build more programs for businesses and residential customers, develop solar solutions for non-profits, and invest in non-emitting and renewable resources.
Let’s move forward together.
Within five years, by reducing emissions and building renewable and non-emitting facilities, SCE&G will create a balanced energy generation portfolio that will serve our state for decades to come.
Because of the intermittent generating capability of solar resources, it is important to recognize how they might impact the utility supply plan at different times of the year. Residential customer loads vary significantly throughout the year based on a number of factors including time of day, season, the individual home’s energy efficiency and demand response, and the availability and use of alternate energy sources such as natural gas.
During low demand periods such as warm spring and fall days, individual customer loads may drop below 1 kW, and 20 MW of solar capacity will supply up to 20,000 customers. During high demand periods, such as winter mornings and summer afternoons, loads on individual homes can be significantly more than 1 kW, and 20 MW of capacity may supply far fewer homes than during low demand periods. During periods of higher demand, the electric grid and utility generation resources are essential to the reliable supply of electric power to all customers.