The VALUE of a SES Installation

Local, Trained & Certified Professionals

Sustainable Energy Solutions is a Veteran-owned, woman co-owned, community-based business.   Our people live and work in the communities we serve throughout South Carolina.  Our 8,000 sq. ft office & storage facility (in Charleston, SC) has over 50 employees including:

  • Design Engineers to validate your project & create FREE turnkey proposals
  • Transaction Specialists to coordinate all paperwork & permits
  • W-2 Installers– NO subcontractors are involved w/ our installations
  • Customer Care Agents to facilitate our commitment to 100% satisfaction

Team members wear company uniforms. Installers drive company-wrapped vehicles.  Education is priority #1 for our team.   We are accredited by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.  Plus, we maintain an OSHA 50 instructor on-site to perform all applicable safety training.

The RIGHT Choice for Solar



You can keep renting your power or you can harness the sun’s energy to produce your own & lower your monthly bills + protect yourself against future energy cost inflation.  Here are just 4 of the MANY reasons why Sustainable Energy Solutions is the ONLY choice for going solar:

  1. Only Tier 1 Solar Products + The Most Advanced Technologies
  2. Comprehensive &Transferable 30 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
  3. 25 Year Solar System Performance / Production Guarantee
  4. System add-ons for even greater efficiency & savings.
  5. We are a Santee Cooper Trade Ally & we are NABCEP certified, both are conditions that must be met in order to get the additional Santee Cooper rebates.
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Key Associations

Sustainable Energy Solutions has teamed up with some amazing manufacturers, organizations, & strategic partners.
Together we strive to offer top-notch products & services!

Rick "The Solar Guy" Himel, President & CEO

An Air Force Veteran and long-time resident of Carolina Forest, Rick oversees all operations & manages marketing for the company while his wife Kari, also an Air Force Veteran, works side by side with him focusing on customer service & administration.  Together, they bring with them the same enthusiasm, integrity, & leadership they exhibited while serving our country.

Sustainable Energy Solutions is committed to a legacy of preserving the natural beauty of South Carolina (and beyond) by helping local residents & business owners “go green”.  It all starts with a  FREE Site Inspection & Savings Analysis which outlines EXACTLY what YOUR savings could be before asking you to make any decisions.

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What Our Customers Have To Say...

  • 5 star review  The Team is awesome. I am currently overseas in Afghanistan. Rick did a great job explaining the process and giving me options for our house needs. The Team was available pre and post installation. SEL answered all of my questions and if they didn't have the answer, they would get back to me later. They are a very popular company and always busy. Keep that in mind when you send requests. They WILL return the call or email. Kari was a great help. Professional installation. Quality work. Great workers. Highly recommend!

    thumb Vic

    5 star review  The process was slower than expected (probably due to Covid) but in the end, the system seems to work well. We haven't had it installed long enough to see much difference in our power bill yet, but definitely think it will help.

    thumb Carol Harley

    5 star review  What a great group of workers. From the office crew to the ground crew. The electrician and her helper were so professional and did such a neat looking job. The ground crew and the hard working roof crew were fantastic. They worked about 12 hours the first day with no break for lunch. The next day I grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for them and had to make them stop to eat. They were the best and it looks so good. My roof is metal and that makes it harder but they did it and it blends in with my roof so well you hardly see the panels. Thank you all for such a beautiful job!!

    thumb sandra mccall
  • 5 star review  Just had a rooftop solar system installed by Sustainable Energy. They did a great job. Very professional installation. Really knew what they are doing. Were very easy to work with. Just passed inspection today. Lancaster SC

    thumb dave Brick

    5 star review  At the beginning of this project we took quotes and did a lot of research. Selco was the only company outside of our electrical coop that provided a solid product at a competitive price. Installation staff were courteous and efficient. They clearly knew what they were doing and did it well. When we ran into some issues with sales, the company administration jumped right in and made everything right. Selco is a great company. Tom and I recommend them highly!

    thumb Sue Varga

    5 star review  This team was very professional from start to finish. Each and every team member was pleasant and professional in their approach. The system was installed in the very best manner to meet the needs of my property aesthetics and system functionality, Could not be happier with the results.

    thumb Ken Creswell

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