Residential Solar Initiative for EarthCraft Homes Rebate (South Carolina)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place South Carolina

Name Residential Solar Initiative for EarthCraft Homes Rebate
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 1,000 per home

Equipment Requirements Certified by the Solar Rating Certification Council or the Florida Solar Energy Center

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Project owner

Program Budget $20,000

Program Administrator South Carolina Energy Office
Date added to DSIRE 2005-06-15
Last DSIRE Review 2009-06-16

References DSIRE[1]


The South Carolina State Energy Office began the Residential Solar Initiative to demonstrate and encourage the building of homes with solar hot water heating systems. Homebuilders can receive a rebate for every home built with a solar hot water heating system, along with promotion from the State Energy Office as a builder with experience in installing solar hot water systems.

Homebuilders are eligible if they build an approved EarthCraft Home with a solar water heating system certified by the Solar Rating Certification Council or the Florida Solar Energy Center. A maximum of $20,000 in total rebates has been allocated for this initiative. Twenty rebates of $1,000 each will be awarded to builders for approved installations. Only new installations (completed after application approval) qualify.

Builders submit an application, and after approval, they have 180 days to install a new solar hot water system in the home. After the installation is verified, the State Energy Office will issue a rebate to the homebuilder.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Richard Horton
Department South Carolina Energy Office

Address 1200 Senate Street
Address 2 408 Wade Hampton Building
Place Columbia, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29201
Phone (803) 737-8034


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"