Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, has taken the first step towards investing $66.8 million in six new solar energy facilities in Hampton County, South Carolina.
Primarily focused on two to 10 megawatt utility scale projects, Cypress is working with regulators, utilities and business development groups throughout the United States to build more than one gigawatt of new solar projects between now and the end of 2016.
"Building solar in Hampton County is about investing in the future by providing homes with clean, affordable energy. We are thrilled to be long-term partners in the community and are thankful to county leaders, the State of South Carolina, and Sustainable Energy Solutions for their leadership,” said Cypress Creek Renewables CEO Matthew McGovern.
According to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the company is working in partnership with Sustainable Energy Solutions, which is assisting Cypress by identifying sites, obtaining necessary permits and coordinating with the utilities. Together, they have received approval to build six facilities in and around three different towns within Hampton County, all of which are expected to be fully operational by the end of 2016.
"We are very appreciative of the support we've received from the Hampton County economic development officials, county council and all of our partners. This is a very important step in providing more clean energy to the state of South Carolina", Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC Owner and Director of Business Development Paul Fleury said.
In Brunson, South Carolina, Cypress is constructing a $10 million, 10-megawatt facility off of Broader Road. In Hampton, South Carolina, the company is investing $26 million to construct a six-megawatt facility and a 20-megawatt facility on two separate sites off of Augusta Highway. In Estill, South Carolina, Cypress is investing $30 million to construct three separate operations - a 12-megawatt facility off of Nixville Road, an 8-megawatt facility off of Columbia Highway and a 10-megawatt facility off of Steep Bottom Road.