Renewable Energy

Solar Energy

As a trusted source for reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity for more than 75 years, Laurens Electric Cooperative and South Carolina’s 19 other independent, member-owned and not-for-profit electric co-ops developed to help members make informed decisions about investing in solar power, proper installation and safety. 

Get information about solar basics, finding a contractor, installation, financing and tax incentives.

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MySCsolar.comMY SOLAR includes information about finding an experienced, certified contractor to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, a Do the Math page that gives tips to size a PV system for a home, information about financing and tax incentives and a calculator to determine estimated costs and savings. Other sections include a Final Checklist & Questions and provide information about Energy Storage and interconnect requirements and applications. 

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Interconnection/Net Metering

If a member decides to purchase a renewable power system for their home, the process to interconnect that system with Laurens Electric is as follows: The member must agree to meet the Laurens Electric’s standards for interconnection.

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Once the member agrees to meet those standards the next step is for the member to submit an interconnection application with $100 application fee.

Once Laurens Electric approves the interconnection application, next the member will sign an interconnection agreement with Laurens Electric and then be able to move forward with the installation of the renewable power system.

After installation, once the system is certified, Laurens Electric will complete the interconnection.

Finally, the member will then be set up with net metering.

For more information or questions about interconnection, please call or e-mail Jim Donahoo at 864.683.1630.

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Green Power

With the option of purchasing Green Power, Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. customers can now directly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere.

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Green Power is electricity generated from a renewable resource, in this case a landfill that converts methane gas into electric power. The methane gas that would normally be released into the atmosphere – gases that possibly contribute to global warming – will be used as “green power” fuel.

An additional investment in $6 per month on your electric bill for one year buys enough Green Power to equal the environment benefits of not driving your vehicle for three months or planting an acre of trees in a national forest. By participating in the Green Power program, you not only ensure its success now, but FOR many generations to come. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about Green Power.

Green Power Pricing
• 100 kWh/1 Block: $3.00 per month
• 200 kWh/ 2 Block $6.00 per month
• 300 kWh/ 3 Block $9.00 per month

There are no restrictions on buying additional blocks. Each additional block costs $3.00.

To sign up for Green Power click here and transform a harmful waste by-product into an environmentally beneficial fuel source for providing electricity. For more information, e-mail or call Laurens Electric at 800-942-3141.

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