POWERHOME Solar has installed solar panels for customers in South Carolina since 2016 but is now ready to open its own office in the state. The company plans to hire up to 100 people in this new Columbia, S.C.-area office in the coming months in the areas of sales, installation and administrative functions.
“South Carolina gets more than 5 peak hours of sunlight per day. This is more than enough light to generate electricity needed to power a home,” said POWERHOME CEO Jayson Waller. “Consumers are tired of spikes in utility bills and want alternatives to cheaper, cleaner energy. Installing solar panels costs roughly the same amount as a utility bill, but once the financing term ends, the energy is completely free.”
POWERHOME designs, permits, sells, finances, installs, maintains and monitors solar energy systems and panels for residential and commercial applications. The company works with homeowners and businesses to create custom rooftop or ground-mounted solar systems that generate renewable energy, lower electric bills and reduce carbon footprints.
Walk-in interviews for sales representatives are planned for Friday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cayce office, and interviews for installers will take place throughout the week starting in the afternoon on Sept. 9. Those interested should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or they can apply for jobs here.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration notes that residential customers in South Carolina pay an average of nearly $141 a month on their power bill, in large part because many homes in the state use electricity to both cool and heat their homes. That average bill amount is third highest in the nation, behind only Hawaii and Alabama.
Currently, South Carolina ranks 17th in the U.S. in solar energy usage with its 780.7 megawatts of solar energy installed. In May, new legislation lifted the state’s cap on net metering, encouraging more consumers to consider investing in solar panels.
— Solar Builder magazine