Alternative Energy & Fuels

SC: Cypress Creek Renewables to Construct $115M Solar Plant in Orangeburg County

19 Dec, 2017

Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, announced a new $115 million solar project in Orangeburg County. The new 75-megawatt facility is expected to be placed into service by 2019.

With offices in Arizona, Missouri, New York and North Carolina, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif., Cypress Creek Renewables strives to make solar power economically attractive to utilities and consumers. The company has an established track record of developing and constructing solar projects throughout South Carolina. 

For more information on Cypress Creek Renewables, visit


“Cypress Creek is committed to helping grow the economies of local communities by providing renewable energy for homes and businesses. Clean energy is an important strategy toward building energy independence in the United States and we appreciate all the work of our utility partners, Orangeburg County and the State of South Carolina for making Project Huntley a reality.” –Cypress Creek Renewables Executive Vice President of Operations Jaime Carlson

“Any time a company invests in South Carolina, it’s a sign of the state’s strong economy. But when a company from a new and innovative industry like solar decides to do business here, it shows that we have the tools in place to maintain and grow our economy in the long run. We’re grateful for Cypress Creek Renewables’ continued investment in South Carolina, and we’re excited for what the future holds for this partnership.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“The growing renewable energy market in South Carolina continues to revolutionize our economy. Cypress Creek Renewables has become a dependable member of Team South Carolina, and we congratulate them on this new $115 million investment.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“We welcome Cypress Creek Renewables to Bowman. It is indeed a great day in Orangeburg County and we welcome sustainable energy to our county. Thank you for your investment in our community. We are grateful.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

“Congratulations to Cypress Creek Renewables, Orangeburg County and all the participating partners on this latest announcement. The company’s continued investment within the Central SC region in recent years is providing a surge in alternative energy resources for local industry.” –Central S.C. Chairman Mike Brenan

Five Fast Facts

  • Cypress Creek Renewables is constructing a new solar plant in Orangeburg County.
  • 115 million capital investment.
  • New 75-megawatt facility expected to be placed into service in 2019.
  • Cypress Creek Renewables specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects.
  • For more information on Cypress Creek Renewables, visit the company’s website.

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 more than $12.7 billion in capital investment and 68,700 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, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.