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SC: Southern Current Launching $20M Solar Project in Aiken County

5 Jun, 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 Aiken County. The company is investing $20 million in this latest project.

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.

The company's new solar project will be located off Atomic Road, north of the town of Jackson, South Carolina.  For more information on Southern Current, visit www.southerncurrentllc.com.

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"Southern Current is thrilled to be working with Aiken County. The economic development team has a strong track record for supporting the growth of the clean energy revolution, and we're excited to become a part of the community. These types of partnerships are continuing to show the country what makes our state so great." -Southern Current Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury

"Our approach to creating a business-friendly environment for all types of companies continues to pay off, and Southern Current's new investment in Aiken County is a testament to that. I look forward to seeing the impact that the renewable energy industry will have in the region and across the state." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"The renewable energy market is increasingly a major driver of South Carolina's economy, and today's announcement in Aiken County is a further testament to that. I congratulate Southern Current on this latest $20 million project and wish them continued success." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We are pleased that Southern Current chose Aiken County for its newest solar farm. This is a significant investment, one that highlights the attractiveness of Aiken County for green energy projects. I'm confident that this project will be a win-win for both Southern Current and Aiken County taxpayers." -Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker

"The Economic Development Partnership is pleased to welcome Southern Current to Aiken County. Clean, renewable energy projects in our region are on the rise, and it's exciting to have an industry leader like them call Aiken County home." -Economic Development Partnership Chairman Gary Stooksbury       

Five Fast Facts

  • Southern Current is launching new solar operations in Aiken County.
  • $20 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 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, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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