Company investing $100 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 new facilities in Lee County. The company is investing in a total of five individual projects within Lee County, bringing a collective capital investment of $100 million.
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 the company’s website at www.southerncurrentllc.com.
“Southern Current is thrilled to make these clean energy investments in Lee County. These projects are the culmination of strong partnerships with our landowners, county council, the economic development team and all our consultants and vendors. Without their support and teamwork, none of this would be possible.” –Southern Current Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury
“This tremendous new $100 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. The future is bright for Southern Current and their solar projects throughout the state.” –Governor Henry McMaster
“Team South Carolina works hard every day to cultivate a pro-business environment for companies of all types in our state, and this new high-tech solar project in one of our rural counties is further evidence that our team-first approach is paying off. Congratulations to Southern Current on this new project.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are excited about this new solar energy project and about our new corporate partner in Southern Current. We are confident this will be a mutually-beneficial project for the company and our community.” –Lee County Council Chairman Travis Windham
“TheLINK Economic Development Alliance is pleased to welcome Southern Current to Lee County and Bishopville. Clean energy projects are on the rise, and we are grateful our region is a part of this growth.” –TheLINK Economic Development Alliance President and CEO Jay Schwedler
Five Fast Facts
- Southern Current is launching new solar projects in Lee County.
- $100 million of total capital investment through five individual projects within Lee County.
- Southern Current is a leading developer and owner 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 the company’s website at www.southerncurrentllc.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
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