State utilities are mandated to produce a certain amount of their energy from renewable sources including wind, geothermal and solar.
State utilities open net metering programs to allow residential participation. SC residents jump on solar incentives first.
A small percentage of SC residents enjoy protection from rate increases.
About 1 in 15 homes qualify.
- Utility bill greater than $94
- Insured home in SC
- Taxpayer (to receive tax credits)