Company investing approximately $10 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 three new solar facilities in Clarendon County. The company is projected to invest approximately $10 million in these new projects.
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.
Two of the projects will be located outside of Summerton, S.C., and the third will be outside of Manning, S.C. In total, the three facilities will generate six megawatts of solar energy. For more information on Southern Current, visit www.southerncurrentllc.com.
“Southern Current is thrilled to make these clean energy investments in Clarendon County. These projects are the culmination of strong partnerships with our landowners, county council, the economic development team and all our consultants. Without their support and teamwork, none of this would be possible.” –Southern Current Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury
“This new $10 million investment in one of our rural counties is further proof of the business-friendly environment we’ve worked hard to build here in South Carolina. We’re excited for what the future will bring not only for Southern Current, but for the entire renewable energy industry in our state.” –Governor Henry McMaster
“South Carolina continues to attract capital investment from companies of all types, and today’s announcement is proof of the diverse economy that’s been cultivated within our borders. I congratulate Southern Current and look forward to their continued success.” – Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We welcome this clean, sustainable and affordable green energy investment by Southern Current and wish them many years of success.” –Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart
“Today’s announcement builds upon the flourishing and innovative alternative energy industry in the Central S.C. region and helps strengthen the diversification of resources available for the growing economy. Congratulations to Southern Current and Clarendon County on taking steps toward a progressive future for all.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan
Five Fast Facts
- Southern Current is launching three new solar projects in Clarendon County.
- $10 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.
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