Company investing $14 million in solar farm development
Columbia, SC — Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with a new, 10-megawatt facility in Hampton County. The company is investing $14 million in this latest project.
Southern Current is an owner and developer of utility-scale solar energy facilities across the southeastern United States. With an in-house team of development professionals, the company manages projects from site selection and origination through construction and operation.
For more information on Southern Current, visit http://www.southerncurrentllc.com.
“Southern Current is excited to be working with Hampton County again. The economic development team has been a strong supporter of solar energy, and we are proud to have another opportunity to invest in the county. With the help of Hampton County, South Carolina is becoming a leader in renewable energy.” – Southern Current Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury
“As solar power continues to spread across the Palmetto State, we are excited to celebrate this newest investment in Hampton County by one of our oldest solar partners, Southern Current.” – Governor Henry McMaster
“Investments like this one continue to grow South Carolina’s reputation as a top business destination for industries of all types. I’m proud to welcome Southern Current’s latest operation to Hampton County and celebrate, not only the economic opportunities, but the environmental opportunities this project will generate.” – Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Hampton County welcomes Southern Current’s project to our community, where we support innovation and technology to create the most efficient methods of producing energy to power our homes and businesses. We trust that Southern Current will be an asset to our local and regional economies.” – Hampton County Council Chairman Clay Bishop
“Southern Current will be a welcome addition to our mix of alternative energies in our region. We look forward to working with our utility providers to provide a diverse array of energy generation to grow our business community.” — Hampton County Economic Development Commission Chairman Bill Hager
“SouthernCarolina Alliance is pleased to work with Southern Current, a provider of state-of-the art solar energy production, in bringing innovative solutions to this industry sector. We appreciate their investment in our region and our future.” – SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls
Five Fast Facts
- Southern Current is launching a new, 10-megawatt solar farm in Hampton County.
- $14 million of capital investment.
- Southern Current is a leading owner and developer of residential, commercial and utility-scale solar projects across the southeastern United States.
- The company manages projects from site selection and origination through construction and operation.
- For more information on Southern Current, visit www.southerncurrentllc.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State ranked No. 1 in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 — extending its streak of top three finishes since 2011. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce