City of Charleston - CharlestonWISE Program (South Carolina)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place South Carolina
Additional Place applies to City of Charleston, Charleston County
Name City of Charleston - CharlestonWISE Program (South Carolina)
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies by technology

Funding Source The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009; State Energy Program

Maximum Incentive $500

Program Administrator City of Charleston, Abundant Power and the Sustainability Institute

Incentive Source


CharlestonWISE is an energy efficiency program for homeowners within the City of Charleston. The program offers up to $500 in instant rebates on completed home performance improvements for qualified residential customers on top of rebates available from local utility companies. Home performance improvements must be performed by a participating contractor.

CharlestonWISE is supported by partnerships with the City of Charleston, Abundant Power and the Sustainability Institute.

This program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) BetterBuildings Program. The DOE has awarded over $500 million in federal funds to more than 40 states, local governments, and organizations to administer local programs targeting a variety of building types. Combined, these local programs are expected to improve the efficiency of more than 170,000 buildings through 2013 and save up to $65 million in energy costs annually.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Ben Leigh
Department The Sustainability Institute
Address 113 Calhoun Street
Place Charleston, South Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 29401
Phone (843) 529-3421


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"