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The Office of Regulatory Staff will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day.

We are pleased to announce the ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Fund (SFRF) 1.0 Grant Program application and related documents have been posted online.

Applications from eligible Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are due no later than 8/31/2022 at 5:00PM.  For more information, click here.

Solar Leasing Information

The Governor signed Act 236 into law on June 2, 2014, which provides for the lease of renewable electric generation facilities in South Carolina. SC Code Ann. §§ 58-27-2600 et seq. require lessors to obtain a Certificate of Fit, Willing and Able (“FWA”) from the ORS prior to the leased renewable electric generation facility being marketed or the facilities installed in South Carolina.

Please carefully read the Filing Instructions and Application. The ORS is available to answer questions and provide assistance related to the Application.

Additional Resources

Consumer Guide to Solar for the South Carolina Homeowner (PDF)

ORS Report on the Lease of Renewable Electric Generation Facilities (PDF)

Solar Information for Consumers

Solar Leasing Consumer Protection Regulations

SC Department of Consumer Affairs

Marketing Pamphlet (PDF) - This pamphlet explains the rights and responsibilities of consumers who are marketed renewable energy facilities, including solar. 

Standard Disclosure (PDF) - The standard disclosure is used in the sale or lease of renewable energy facilities, including solar.