South Carolina, lagging behind the rest of the USA finally offers residents the ability to plug their solar panel system right into the grid to take advantage of net-metering. Net-Metering is important for solar power system owners because it allows the owner to receive a credit for energy they send back into the grid. Now solar panel system owners don’t have to store the collected energy in a battery bank, which could be dangerous, costly and annoying because of maintenance required, the grid becomes the battery bank for the solar power system owner.
Now that the utility companies in South Carolina are required to offer net-metering this could save residents up to 30% on their monthly electric bills. A good step in the right direction for the state because it allows them to keep the revenues within their state and helps the state achieve its energy independence goals. You can learn more about how you can take advantage of a a grid connected system at S.C. Energy Office Website.