Southern Current Launching New Solar Project in Hampton County

June 20, 2017

Hampton, SC--  Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is launching a new solar farm in Hampton County. The company is investing $2.5 million in the project.

According to Paul Fleury, Chief Development Office for Southern Current, “Southern Current is excited to keep bringing more clean energy projects to South Carolina. We owe a special thanks to all our partners that work for Hampton County, who have embraced solar energy and the new revenue it will generate. This solar farm will bring clean, renewable energy benefiting South Carolinians for decades to come.”

Governor Henry McMaster welcomed the company’s investment.

“When a company invests in one of our rural counties, it’s investing in the future of a community with tremendous potential, and that’s why we are so grateful for Southern Current’s decision to locate in Hampton County,” said Governor McMaster.

South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added, “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.”

Regional and local leaders also expressed the importance of the company’s solar project in the area.

“SouthernCarolina Alliance and Hampton County welcome the investment by Southern Current, and we take pride in Hampton County’s support of both traditional and alternative energy products. Our communities will continue to welcome the most cost-efficient and business-friendly options to both residential and business customers,” said Bill Hager, a member of the SouthernCarolina Alliance board of directors and chairman of Hampton County Economic Development Commission.          

“Hampton County continues to work with innovative companies offering the newest technology in alternative energies, manufacturing, agribusiness and distribution. We welcome Southern Current to our county, and we appreciate their investment. Hampton County Council will continue to make our communities business-friendly and business ready,” said Hampton County Council Chairman Dr. Roy Hollingsworth.

SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips added, “We welcome solar energy projects that will benefit our residential and industrial communities, and we look forward to working with Southern Current in the years to come.”

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.

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