Pine Gate Renewables, a renewable energy company and solar developer, is launching a new solar farm under Freedom Solar LLC in Dillon County, South Carolina.
Located at 2605 State Highway 9, the new seven-megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar farm should be operational by the fourth quarter of 2017 and bring $7.5 million in new capital investment to the area.The facility will be capable of providing power to 1,500 homes.
“Pine Gate Renewables is excited to partner with Dillon County to bring clean, renewable energy resources to South Carolina as part of our commitment to Getting Solar Done. We look forward to completing this project and continuing to expand the impact of utility-scale solar energy in the state,” said Pine Gate Renewables President Zoe Hanes.
“We’ve earned a strong reputation around the world as a state that is leading the way in economic development, and this announcement is further proof of that. To see this new partnership with Pine Gate Renewables thrive in Dillon County is to see the hard work of so many pay off for the benefit of the local community and the state as a whole,” Governor Henry McMaster said.
“When a new solar project is launched in South Carolina, it’s a sign that our renewable energy sector continues to thrive. This new $7.5 million investment will make a big difference in Dillon County, and we’re excited to welcome Pine Gate Renewables to one of our rural communities,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.
“This announcement demonstrates we are creating a more diverse economy throughout our county and region. Pine Gate Renewables is helping our county create more clean and sustainable economic growth,” Dillon County Council Chairman Archie Scott explained.