Brewer Renewables, a subsidiary of Seahorse Capital, will invest $85 million to establish a solar photovoltaic project in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
The project will include a 100-megawatt solar facility with the option for additional energy storage of up to 100 megawatts and 400 megawatt-hours, which can provide power to roughly 20,000 South Carolina homes. The project is expected to be operational in 2023.
“We appreciate the help and support of the Orangeburg County Council, county administration and the Orangeburg County Development Commission to make this 100-megawatt solar energy project a reality and are excited to contribute to making Orangeburg County the solar capital of South Carolina. We look forward to continuing to work with and support the county and the Development Commission to promote additional economic development in the area and to being a long-term member of the community,” said Brewer Renewables President and CEO Kevin Casey.
“We welcome Brewer Renewables to its new home in Orangeburg County, and congratulate our partners in Orangeburg on another great win. With the addition of this new solar farm, the future of the local alternative energy industry and access to sustainable resources for our communities shine a little brighter,” said Central SC Alliance Chairman W. Keller Kissam.
Founded in 2019, Brewer Renewables develops sustainable, renewable energy projects in the southeastern United States. According to state officials, Brewer Renewables’ solar photovoltaic project will be located throughout a combination of cultivated farmland and managed timberland.
“As Orangeburg County continues to be a leader in renewable energy, we are pleased to see the addition of this project that not only provides the benefit of clean energy for our residents and businesses, but also provides economic opportunities for our communities. We are grateful to have the opportunity to supply clean, renewable energy,” said Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright.