COLUMBIA, S.C. (August 28, 2018) – Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with a new facility in Orangeburg County. The company is investing $28 million in this latest project, which will be known as Ulmer Solar, LLC.
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.
This project follows Southern Current’s $10 million solar facility in Orangeburg County, announced in March 2017.
For more information on Southern Current, visit www.southerncurrentllc.com.
“Southern Current’s entire team commends Orangeburg County and its partners on this commitment to harness reliable, cost-effective solar energy for the future. This $28 million investment will produce a substantial amount of clean energy, which is good for the community and the entire state of South Carolina. We’re proud to be part of this important movement.” –Southern Current Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury
“We’re grateful that Southern Current continues to invest in our rural communities and helps provide clean, abundant energy that is vital to the economic prosperity of our entire state.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“The renewable energy market continues to be a major driver of South Carolina’s economy, and today’s announcement in Orangeburg County is proof of that. I congratulate Southern Current on this latest $28 million project and wish them years of continued success.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are grateful for the additional investment that Southern Current is making in Orangeburg County. Our growing partnership creates a positive impact for our citizens by bringing economic and environmental benefits to our county. We wish you much success.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.
“Congratulations again to our friends in Orangeburg County and to Southern Current on this latest investment. The company’s growing presence signifies just how robust the opportunities are for the alternative energy industry here, and speaks volumes to the collaborative, business-friendly spirit shared among those looking towards S.C. and the Central SC Region for a brighter future.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Southern Current is launching new solar operations in Orangeburg County.
- $28 million of capital investment.
- Southern Current is a leading owner and developer 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.
About Central South Carolina Alliance
The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted over $13.5 billion in capital investment and 69,800 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.
CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.