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Imagine a Future Powered by Solar

Palmetto is creating a future powered by solar by making it easy for homeowners across the United States to access clean, solar energy solutions. Our end-to-end approach takes the guesswork out of solar savings, guarding individual and natural resources from unnecessary waste. Imagine: your power on your terms, no blackouts or “fluctuating rates”, lifetime savings and support. Now imagine whole communities powered by solar, and the impact that could have on our natural environments. We do. Every day. See how much you could save:
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Our CityCharleston, South Carolina is known for its rich history, distinguished restaurants, well-preserved architecture, wide beaches and hospitable people. It’s also a city flooded with sun, and the perfect home for Palmetto solar.
Our NameThe name Palmetto originated with CEO Chris Kemper while working in London. It wasn’t until 2015 when the company moved to “Palm State” South Carolina that our namesake came to reflect our surroundings.
Our HeadquartersLocated a mile north of Charleston's historic district in the newly developed Pacific Box and Crate, Palmetto HQ is nestled among numerous tech companies, a brewery, a dog park, and an exploratory food court designed to showcase emerging chefs.

In the news | 02.15.19 | Jonathan Shieber

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Palmetto gets $20 million credit line for its solar and energy efficiency installation marketplace

For homeowners that want to go green, but have trouble figuring out how to do it, Palmetto Clean Technologies has the answer. The company has an army of salespeople to pitch the benefits of solar power and energy efficiency, and will connect would-be clean energy consumers with financing options, installers, and software to monitor and manage their equipment.

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In the news | 09.25.19 | Natalie Parletta

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A New Partnership Pursues Democratic Renewable Energy

Solar Sisters are doing it for themselves – and now with a little help from their friends. Pursuing a joint vision to make renewable energy technology affordable and accessible, US company Palmetto has partnered with them to expand the delivery of clean energy to homes across Africa.

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In the news | 06.01.20 | Christopher Kemper

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Solar Stimulus: How Renewables Will Save The Economy & Our Planet

For those of us running a business, pursuing the golden dream, these are incredibly stressful times. It’s easy to feel numb. Need something positive to look forward to? Try this one on for size. A day is coming, sooner than we think, when humanity will rise up and overcome: not just COVID-19 but the whole enchilada — climate change, overpopulation, our addictive obsession to fossil fuels burning a hole in the ozone sky.

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In the news | 08.05.20 | David Dykes

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Charleston Firm Continues To Innovate To Address Climate Change

Charleston-based Palmetto, a software, energy-focused company, said it has completed a $29 million Series B raise with investors from a range of sectors including energy, financial technology and software.

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In the news | 02.15.19 | Billy Ludt

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Energy Impact Partners invests $20 million in Palmetto Clean Technology

Energy Impact Partners (EIP), a utility-backed energy investment firm, announced that it has provided up to $20 million in financing facilities to Palmetto Clean Technology, a solar and platform technology and fulfillment company focused on the distribution and democratization of clean energy products.

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In the news | 09.04.18 | John McDermott

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Ex-NBA commissioner among backers of a Charleston solar tech firm

A Charleston-based clean energy technology company has raised $6 million from a group of investors that includes a former National Basketball Association commissioner. Palmetto Clean Technology Inc. said it will use the proceeds to help expand the reach of its core sales product.

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In the news | 09.05.18 | Polina Marinova

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5 Qs WITH A DEALMAKER

A venture firm called Hypothesis Ventures has formed to take advantage of a new $6 trillion opportunity — and that opportunity is found outside Silicon Valley. Hypothesis plans to invest in early-stage tech startups in Opportunity Zones, a new capital gains exemption for people who make long-term investments in underserved communities. There are currently 8,700 designated Opportunity Zones in the U.S.

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Track Your Savings with the Palmetto App

The Palmetto App puts solar savings in the palm of your hand. Track system performance and energy consumption by day, week, or month. Get real-time alerts, review historical data, and tap into Palmetto’s clean energy incentive programs. With an intuitive user dashboard and one-click customer support, it’s easy to track your goals and boost your results.
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Palmetto Protect

With real time system monitoring, dedicated customer support and immediate access to maintenance, products and services, Palmetto Protect offers the coverage you need for the confidence you want.

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