February 28, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 28, 2018) – Eagle Solar Group today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art solar farm in Orangeburg County. The company is investing $87.9 million in the new operations.
Eagle Solar Group develops utility-scale solar farms in several U.S. regions, with a specific focus on the Midwest and the Southeast. Designed to generate the equivalent electricity required to power approximately 15,000 homes, this new 75-megawatt (MW) project outside Bowman, S.C. is expected to be complete by late 2020.
For more information on Eagle Solar Group, visit www.eaglesolargroup.com.
“We are excited to be part of the growing solar energy industry in this region, and we appreciate the welcoming and pro-business environment here in Orangeburg County and the State of South Carolina.” –Eagle Solar Group Managing Director of Origination Chris Kellar
“South Carolina’s renewable energy industry is thriving, and today’s announcement by Eagle Solar Group is just the latest example of that. This investment proves that our state is an ideal business destination for companies of all types, and by working together to maintain our pro-business environment, we can ensure a future of prosperity in all corners of our state.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina is playing an important role in the alternative energy renaissance, as new, state-of-the-art solar projects continue to come online. This $87.9 million investment by Eagle Solar Group is proof that our economic development efforts are paying off, and we are excited to welcome this innovative company to Team South Carolina.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Orangeburg County is pleased to continue to establish reliable, clean energy solutions for our residents. We are grateful for the investment of Eagle Solar Group in our county and certainly appreciate the opportunity to share in the benefits of clean, solar power.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.
“As our business operations and day-to-day lifestyles demand a greater need for alternative energy sources, we’re excited that Eagle Solar Group is announcing this new location. We congratulate Eagle Solar Group and Orangeburg County on today’s announcement.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan
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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 billion in capital investment and nearly 69,500 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.