South Carolina - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

May 28, 2010


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state or territory program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions. As of March 31, 2010, South Carolina's Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is offering rebates for certain Energy Star appliances installed in households in South Carolina. This program is administered by the South Carolina Energy Office. These rebates are available for Energy Star refrigerators, washers, dishwashers, heating and cooling equipment, and various types of water heaters, including solar water heaters.* Installers of solar water heating systems must be registered with the South Carolina Energy Office in order for a system to receive a rebate. These appliances must replace an existing appliance and the old appliance must be recycled. Installers that install equipment directly in homes will reserve rebates online and provide the homeowner with a mail-in rebate form. If equipment is purchased in a store, the rebate will be automatically taken off of the purchase price. Equipment purchased online is not eligible to receive rebates. For more information, see the program web site. *As of April 1, 2010, there are no more rebates available for central air conditioning units, heat pumps, gas furnaces and water heaters, including solar water heaters.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: South Carolina Energy Office
Start Date: 3/31/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Clothes washer: $100
Dishwasher: $50
Refrigerator: $50
Room Air Conditioning Unit: $50
Central Air Conditioning Unit: $200
Heat Pump: $500
Gas Furnace: $500
Gas-Condensing Water Heater: $400
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: $400
High-Efficiency Gas Storage Water Heater: $100
High-Performance Gas Storage Water Heater: $200
Gas Tankless Water Heater: $400
Solar Water Heater (gas or electric back-up): $400
Maximum Incentive: One rebate per appliance
Equipment Requirements: Must meet Energy Star standard
Installation Requirements: Appliance must be purchased on or after the program's start date


Name: Rebecca Griggs
Organization: South Carolina Energy Office
Address: 1200 Senate Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-8326

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.