America’s electric co-ops added nearly 1.4 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable capacity in 2021 and have announced more than 7 GW of renewable capacity additions through 2026.
At a local level, Laurens Electric has added renewable energy options for members that benefit our community right here at home.
Solar Advisory & Installation Program
As a direct result of members’ interest in solar energy systems, Laurens Electric created a Solar Advisory & Installation Program to help members understand both the risks and rewards of going solar. We will walk you through the process and help you understand the economics. If you decide solar is right for you, you can choose to use Laurens Electric to install the solar panels at your home.
A geothermal heating and cooling system is one of the most environmentally friendly options available. It can reduce energy consumption and cut your power bill in half. And currently, members can receive 51% of the cost back in federal and state tax credits.
Laurens Electric was the first electric utility in South Carolina to create Community Solar farms, which gives members the opportunity to share in the benefits of solar power, even if they can’t, or prefer not to, install solar panels on their property. Our solar arrays produced an average of 45,212 kilowatt-hours of power per month in 2022. There is a waiting list to participate.