South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. announced June 8 the launch of a 16-MWac community solar project to provide solar power to customers who do not have their own rooftop solar panels.
"We often hear from customers who desire the cost savings and environmental benefits of solar energy, so we're really proud to bring those advantages to even more customers," SCE&G Vice President Customer Relations and Renewables Danny Kassis said in a news release.
Through the program, eligible customers can buy or subscribe to solar panels at several solar facilities to be constructed within the utility's service territory. The participating customers will receive credits on their monthly utility bills in exchange for the power generated by the solar installations.
The facility will be equipped with sun tracking solar panels increasing the electric output by 20%. The SCANA Corp. subsidiary expects to interconnect the first two of three solar facilities by the end of this year, which will be developed by Clean Energy Collective LLC.