Renewable Energy Grant Program

January 21, 2009


Note: The Renewable Energy Revolving Loan Program is currently suspended until spring 2009, when the program will be updated. The South Carolina Renewable Energy Grant Program provides grants to private and public entities located in South Carolina to assist those involved in renewable energy-related research and projects to become more competitive in obtaining federal and other grants. Matching grants up to $200,000 are available for demonstration projects that validate the effectiveness of new and future biomass technologies and products, provided that the grant does not exceed 50% of the total cost of the demonstration project. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture administers the grant program, in cooperation with the South Carolina Institute of Energy Studies and the South Carolina Research Authority. Disbursement of these funds must be approved by the South Carolina Renewable Energy Oversight Committee. Grants are also available for project planning and research and development projects.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: South Carolina Energy Office
Start Date: 8/1/07
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Landfill Gas
Maximum Incentive: $200,000


Name: S.C. Code § 46-3-260
Date Enacted: 7/13/2007
Effective Date: 8/1/07


Name: Public Information
Organization: South Carolina Energy Office
Address: 1200 Senate Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-8030

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.