Congratulations to Ecoplexus and our partners in Newberry County on today’s announcement. This solar farm investment will help further an environmentally friendly, sustainable energy future for communities.
PRESS RELEASE: S.C. Department of Commerce
For Immediate Release
Nov. 3, 2022
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ecoplexus, a leading global solar energy company, today announced plans to establish a new solar farm operation in Newberry County. The company is investing $89 million into the project.
is an international renewable energy company that develops, owns and operates
utility-scale solar projects for commercial, government and utility markets.
The company’s services also include the design, engineering, construction and
financing of renewable energy systems. With a focus on sustainability, the
company is committed to a future of clean power by using renewable business
practices to lower carbon footprints.
at 3840 Island Ford Road in Silverstreet, Ecoplexus’ operation will be
a photovoltaic solar farm capable of generating up to 74.94 megawatts of
are expected to be online in 2025. Individuals interested in joining the
Ecoplexus team should visit the company’s careers page.
"Ecoplexus appreciates the opportunity to partner with the leadership and the people of Newberry County to bring new investment and additional tax revenues to this vibrant community. We value the welcoming support the Newberry solar project has received and look forward to working together to bring clean energy to the local power grid." -Ecoplexus President and Chief Commercial Officer Erik Stube
“Today’s announcement by Ecoplexus shows that South Carolina continues to expand and diversify our rapidly growing renewable energy portfolio, creating a brighter and cleaner future for all South Carolinians. Congratulations to Ecoplexus on their new operation in Newberry County.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“We welcome Ecoplexus to South Carolina’s growing roster of clean energy companies. Our solar sector shines bright, and we look forward to Ecoplexus’ sustainable impact in Newberry County and beyond.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“Newberry County aims to be a part of the green energy economy, and this is a big step in that direction. We welcome the investments of Ecoplexus and look forward to many years of clean energy production right here at home.” -Newberry County Council Chairman Todd Johnson
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Ecoplexus is establishing a new solar farm in Newberry County.
- The company is investing $89 million.
- Ecoplexus is a leading global solar energy company.
- Located at 3840 Island Ford Road in Silverstreet, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the Ecoplexus team should visit the company’s careers page.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Alex Clark, CMP
Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce