Our Company

Leading The World Towards A Clean Energy Future

Palmetto believes that all consumers should be able to choose energy from renewable resources as a right, not a privilege. Our proprietary technology, marketplace model, and consumer mobile application are designed to simplify and democratize access to clean energy, making it easy and affordable for homeowners to make the switch to solar energy - and other renewable and smart technology offerings as the Palmetto Energy Marketplace expands. The Palmetto Energy Marketplace helps homeowners quickly estimate utility costs saved by switching to solar and work with a team of local solar experts to design and install a system that matches their needs. Palmetto Protect solar energy maintenance and monitoring services ensure homeowners have access to comprehensive, long-term, and robust customer support. Leading the world towards a clean energy future is at the heart of everything we do. It is the north star that guides and enables us to have a positive impact on the people, environments, and communities we serve. Through renewable resources, we can improve the way our communities are powered, drive sustainable economic development, and provide ongoing 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. 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—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 thousands of people across 25 states (and counting!) make the switch to solar.

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We partner with the best in the industry to cultivate a future powered by clean energy. Energize your career and grow your business:
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Track Your Savings with the Palmetto App

Track Your Savings with the Palmetto App

Track Your Savings with the Palmetto App

The Palmetto App puts solar energy savings in the palm of your hand. Track system performance by day, week, or month. 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

Optimize your system performance with Palmetto Protect. Coverage options include active professional monitoring, exclusive service discounts, and dedicated customer support.

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Clean Energy Learning Center

Palmetto Learning Center is your go-to resource for news, updates, and questions. Knowledge is power. Invest with confidence.

A picture of a white home with black solar panels on the roof, with sunshine on the left part of the image, and nighttime on the right part of the image, and the words "Solar Offset" over top of the background, showing how solar panels are offsetting the electricity needs of that home throughout the day over the course of a year.

What Is Solar Offset?

What solar offset means, how to calculate your offset, the best solar panel offset, and how to lower your monthly energy bills by offsetting your power needs.
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The Utility Interconnection Process - How Your Solar Panels Get Connected to the Grid

A guide to solar interconnection, including timeline and cost, what happens during the interconnection process, and how to get Permission To Operate (PTO).
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The Solar Panel Installation Process

A step-by-step guide to the solar panel installation process, including contract & design, permitting & approvals, installation, inspection, and activation.