February 14, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 14, 2018) – Tradewind Energy – one of the largest independent wind and solar project development companies in the U.S. – is launching a new, $89 million solar production facility in Orangeburg County. Known as the Bowman Solar Project, this new facility will complement an existing $85 million solar facility in Orangeburg County, which the company announced in February 2017.
Projected to come online by early 2020, the 75-megawatt (MW) project will generate the equivalent electricity required to power 15,000 homes.
For more information on Tradewind Energy, visit www.tradewindenergy.com.
“We are thrilled to partner with Orangeburg County to continue the growth of solar energy. The community has been very welcoming to solar energy, and we appreciate all the work of Orangeburg County and the State of South Carolina for helping create new opportunities for economic development through the Bowman Solar Project.” –Tradewind Energy Senior Development Manager Justin McGeeney
“South Carolina is a place where companies of every kind can succeed and grow. The fact that Tradewind Energy has decided to invest $89 million and continues to call our great state home is an important signal to the world that South Carolina is open for business.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“South Carolina is blazing a trail in the renewable energy generation markets, and this latest investment by Tradewind Energy reinforces that fact. I congratulate this innovative company on further growing their operations in South Carolina and look forward to what the future has in store for Orangeburg County.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are committed to working with companies that provide reliable and increasingly cleaner sources of energy, and solar power is becoming a more important part of energy diversity. We are grateful for the continued investment that Tradewind Energy contributes to our county.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.
“Tradewind Energy’s expansion in Orangeburg is a testament to the value and growth potential of the county. We are excited to welcome another investment by this great company and to support the clean, affordable production of energy within the Central S.C. footprint.” –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 nearly $12.9 billion in capital investment and over 69,000 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.