South Carolina Solar Habitat Act

On June 1, 2018, Governor McMaster signed into law the South Carolina Solar Habitat Act with the encouragement of Audubon South Carolina and the support of the SCDNR. This legislation allows SCDNR to establish a framework for a voluntary solar habitat certification program and guidance for assisting solar developers in establishing their solar site as pollinator friendly habitat.

Download Our Solar Habitat Guide
Solar Habitat Online Training
Solar Habitat Siting Suitability Tool

If you are interested in solar habitat development, please email or
call 803-734-4199.

To download the application, visit Clemson’s Department of Fertilizer and Certification Services Solar Habitat Certification Page here.

Additional Resources:

Solar Habitat Sites In-Progress

South Carolina Solar Habitat

Certified Solar Habitat Sites

Santee Cooper- Jamison Gold Certified

Santee Cooper’s Jamison Solar Farm was the first Solar Habitat Site to become Gold Certified in South Carolina in 2021. Jamison Solar Farm is a 1.2-megawatt facility located on 5.4 acres near the I-26 and Hwy 601 interchange in Orangeburg.