Southern Current launching new solar projects in Darlington County

Monday, July 16, 2018 Company investing $340 million in solar farm development

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with new facilities in Darlington County. 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. With an in-house team of development professionals, the company manages projects from site selection and origination through construction and operation.

For more information on Southern Current, visit www.southerncurrentllc.com.

QUOTES

“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.” –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.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“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

“Southern Current’s substantial investment in solar power in Darlington County is consistent with our commitment to environmentally-clean growth. We are confident this will be a mutually-beneficial partnership for the company and our community.” –Darlington County Council Chairman Bobby Hudson

“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.”  --NESA Executive Committee Chairman Sen. Luke Rankin, Esq.                                                                                  

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Southern Current is launching new solar projects in Darlington County.
  • $340 million of total capital investment to establish 17 individual projects within Darlington County.
  • Southern Current is a leading developer and owner of residential, commercial and utility-scale solar projects across the southeastern United States.
  • The company manages projects from site selection and origination through construction and operation.
  • For more information on Southern Current, visit www.southerncurrentllc.com.