POWERHOME Solar is opening an office in the Columbia, South Carolina area and plans to expand its state workforce, hiring up to 100 people in the coming months in the areas of sales, installation and administrative functions.
The company has done business in the Palmetto State since 2016.
POWERHOME designs, permits, sells, finances, installs, maintains and monitors solar energy systems and panels for residential and commercial applications.
The United States Energy Information Administration notes that residential customers in South Carolina pay an average of nearly $141 a month on their power bill, primarily because many residents 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.
POWERHOME uses American-made panels from a manufacturer in Washington, and each of the panels generates about 36 kWh per month. A basic home installation will reduce grid energy consumption by an average of 60 to 80%, saving South Carolina customers an average of nearly $100 per month.
Currently, South Carolina ranks 17th in the United Staes in solar energy usage with its 780.7 MW 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.
“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,” said Jayson Waller, POWERHOME CEO.
Walk-in interviews for sales representatives are planned for Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and interviews for installers will take place throughout the week starting in the afternoon on Sept. 9. Those interested can apply for jobs at here.
News item from POWERHOME Solar