Our Company

Imagine a Cleaner Future, Powered by Solar

Palmetto is leading the world into a clean energy future by making it easy for homeowners across the United States to switch from fossil fuels to solar energy. Our end-to-end approach takes the guesswork out of solar savings, guarding individual and natural resources from unnecessary waste. Leading the world towards a clean energy future is at the heart of everything we do. It’s our north star that guides us to perform sustainably and ethically as we sell, design, finance, build and maintain residential solar systems across the country. It enables us to have a positive impact on the people, environments and communities we serve by providing economic development and job opportunities. Our employees and partners are committed to integrity in action, fairness in conduct and respect for all. We believe in the future of clean energy to help save our planet.
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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. By switching to clean energy, imagine all you can save. We do. Every day.

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Our Founding Story

Palmetto was founded in 2010 by Chris Kemper, who, after years working for some of the world’s leading organizations on climate change, realized that stopping climate change would not be possible without changing our energy system quickly and on a massive scale. Kemper reimagined the business model for solar energy installs: stripping out costs and accelerating the buying process through tech-enabled tools and a decentralized marketplace of sellers and builders. Through Palmetto, Kemper has aligned stakeholders -- including policymakers, investors, business leaders and consumers --- in a shared mission of leading the world toward a clean energy future. Since 2010, Palmetto has grown to help over 5,000 people across 19 states (and counting!) make the switch to solar.

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10+ Years of Solar Energy Savings

Since 2010, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners throughout the world access clean, solar energy solutions. Now, we’re expanding across the United States, so homeowners from north to south, east to west, can save time, money and resources with Palmetto’s end-to-end solar energy solutions.

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Founded in London

Completed first clean energy project in India

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In the news | 08.03.20 | Anthony Robledo

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Palmetto Solar Raises $29 Million to Expand to Every U.S. State

Palmetto Solar LLC raised $29 million to expand to every U.S. state and help transition itself from a solar platform to an energy management and utility platform...As Palmetto transitions into operating under an energy management model, they plan to focus on establishing consumer trust early on and developing strong brand awareness.

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In the news | 08.05.20 | Eric Wesoff

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Palmetto lands $29 million for residential solar sales software and home energy spend

Palmetto, a Charleston, S.C.-based software company focused on home energy spend, landed $29 million in Series B funding from investors including Evergy Ventures, Arctern Ventures, Shell Ventures, Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau, Box Group, Falkon Ventures and the Leto Family Office. Greycroft led Palmetto’s Series A round in 2018. Palmetto is a software and fulfillment platform focused on helping consumers understand their energy finances. The startup pairs homeowners with solar power and energy storage providers and looks to improve the ease of financing and installation.

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In the news | 08.05.20 | Mary Katherine Wildeman

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Charleston Solar-Tech Business Raises $29M to Fuel Future Growth

Backers include Greycroft Partners, which was part of previous round of funding in 2018. Will Szczerbiak, a principal with the New York-based firm, said in a statement that Palmetto has “the best platform to bring renewable energy products and services to market. 'The potential for rooftop solar and the electrification of homes in the U.S. is huge and the competitive landscape is fairly fragmented with just a few dominant players,' said Robert Linck, chief investment officer at Shell Ventures.

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Track Your Savings with the Palmetto App

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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Real-time solar monitoring

Manage your system's performance in the palm of your hand. Activate professional monitoring and access exclusive service discounts to drive peak efficiency.

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