Travelers Rest to participate in statewide solar initiative

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Travelers Rest Mayor Wayne McCall recently announced that the city of Travelers Rest will be the next community in the Upstate area to participate in Solarize South Carolina, a community outreach program designed to help residents go solar and save on electricity costs.

The program offers a $0 down financing option to make going solar more affordable.  By signing up on the website, Travelers Rest homeowners will be able to quickly find out if their home is good for solar and be connected to a pre-screened local installer.

If 60 or more Travelers Rest residents sign a contract for solar before April 22, the city will earn a free 5-kilowatt solar system for any of its municipal buildings.

“Solar energy makes sense for many homes and businesses because of the economic incentives,” said Mayor McCall. “Solarize South Carolina allows an opportunity for our residents to become educated about solar energy, lower their electric bills and help our local economy.”

Solarize South Carolina is an initiative of the nonprofit organizations SmartPower and solar financing company Dividend Solar. According to the group's website, Solarize South Carolina has plans to get 2,000 homes across the state to go solar over the next 18 months.

Solarize Travelers Rest will provide the community with opportunities to learn about solar energy and its benefits through presentations, events and personal testimony, according to Solarize South Carolina Community Outreach Manager Ashley Edwards.

For more information about Solarize Travelers Rest, contact Ashley Edwards at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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