On October 5, SolarCity began doing business in South Carolina. It plans to open an operations and installation center in Charleston by the end of the month. It has already begun hiring installers and sales representatives. The company says its rooftop solar systems will allow homeowners in South Carolina to pay less for solar power each month than they previously paid for electricity alone from their local utility company. In addition, they will be eligible for thousands of dollars worth of state and federal tax credits.

The company says in a press release that its expansion into South Carolina is made possible by a new solar loan program that went into effect earlier this summer. That program offers residents a choice between a 10 year or 20 year loan. They also have the option of paying for their rooftop solar system in full at the time of installation.

The loans allow customers to prepay their entire balance or a portion of their loan to lower their monthly payments at any time, with no fees or penalties. The company will also provide and install a Nest Learning Thermostat at no additional cost for qualifying customers.

There is more good news for South Carolina customers. A new pilot program available exclusively in South Carolina, will allow Charleston area customers to get a discount on their solar system when they buy online. A significant portion of the cost of a residential solar system goes to marketing expenses. Reducing those costs by providing an online shopping alternative allows the company to offer its internet customers lower prices.

Anyone interested can view all the relevant details on the company website at The resources online will show potential customers how much they can save by going solar. They can also call the company directly at 1-888-SOL-CITY (1-888-765-2489). 

SolarCity is one of the leading residential solar energy companies in America. It gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. With SolarCity, one call really does do it all.