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ESA Renewables Constructs Solar Farm In Beech Island, South Carolina

03/01/2017
ESA Renewables, an alternative energy provider, will be constructing a new, utility-scale solar farm, 8.1 miles southeast of Augusta, on 88 acres off of Atomic Road in Beech Island, South Carolina. The development is expected to bring at least $11 million in capital investment to Aiken County.

The new solar project will generate approximately 23,100 megawatt hours (MWh) annually, which is capable of powering almost 2,400 single-family residences per year. Construction on the project is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2018, and it should be operational by the third quarter of 2018.

“We are pleased to have worked closely with Aiken County and various members of South Carolina’s renewable energy sector on the proposed utility-scale solar project. This collaboration presents a promising opportunity for South Carolina, and we are proud to be part of the joint efforts to move toward sustainable energy within the state,” said ESA Renewables COO Lindsay Herold.

“South Carolina’s renewable energy sector continues to grow, and we’re excited about today’s announcement of ESA Renewables’ new $11 million solar project in Aiken County. This is an incredible testament to our business-friendly reputation that ESA Renewables is bringing their latest facility to Aiken County,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

“We are excited that ESA Renewables is investing in Aiken County. Renewable energy provides both positive environmental and economic benefits to communities. Today’s announcement is the fourth in February for both EDP and Aiken County, and demonstrates the favorable business conditions that Aiken County Council works tirelessly to maintain,” Economic Development Partnership Chairman Gary Stooksbury said.

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