Southern Current Expands Solar Farm Portfolio in Darlington County, South Carolina
The company is investing in a total of 17 individual projects within Darlington County, bringing a collective capital investment of $340 million. Southern Current is an owner and developer of utility-scale solar energy facilities across the southeastern United States.
“Southern Current is proud to make Darlington County home to many of our projects. We’re excited to roll out these major clean energy infrastructure investments over the next three to five years, which will produce substantial tax revenues to the county for decades to come. This wouldn’t be possible without the strong support of the county, partnerships with the economic development team and all of our vendors and consultants that help to make this possible,” said Southern Current Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury.
“This tremendous new $340 million investment in one of our rural counties is further proof of the business-friendly environment we’ve worked hard to build here in South Carolina. The future is bright for Southern Current and their solar projects throughout the state,” Governor Henry McMaster said.
“Team South Carolina works hard every day to cultivate a pro-business environment for companies of all types in our state, and this new, high-tech solar project in one of our rural counties is further evidence that our team-first approach is paying off. Congratulations to Southern Current on this new project,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.
“As a member of the North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) executive committee, we are always excited to see a company like Southern Current invest in our region. The announcement of this renewable energy project in Darlington County stands as a testament to the business-friendly environment and environmental stewardship of the county and the region. Southern Current’s continued investment in our region shows that we are a great place to do business,” said NESA Executive Committee Chairman Sen. Luke Rankin, Esq.
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