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More solar farms coming to S.C.

Staff Report //February 22, 2018//

More solar farms coming to S.C.

Staff Report //February 22, 2018//

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Southern Current is expanding its number of solar farms with a $100 million investment in five new solar farms in Lee County.

Southern Current is an owner and developer of utility-scale solar energy facilities across the southeastern United States. The company manages projects from site selection and origination through construction and operation. 

“(We) are thrilled to make these clean energy investments in Lee County,” Southern Current chief development officer Paul Fleury said in a news release. “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.”

Gov. Henry McMaster called the investment proof of a business-friendly environment and a bright future for solar in South Carolina.

“(We) are 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,” said Jay Schwedler, CEO of TheLINK Economic Development Alliance, a partnership between Lee and Sumter counties.