Alternative Energy & Fuels

SC: Southern Current to Invest $10M, Launch New Clarendon County Solar Projects

14 Aug, 2018

Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with three new solar facilities in Clarendon County. The company is projected to invest approximately $10 million in these new projects.

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.

Two of the projects will be located outside of Summerton, S.C., and the third will be outside of Manning, S.C. In total, the three facilities will generate six megawatts of solar energy. For more information on Southern Current, visit


“Southern Current is thrilled to make these clean energy investments in Clarendon County. These projects are the culmination of strong partnerships with our landowners, county council, the economic development team and all our consultants. Without their support and teamwork, none of this would be possible.” –Southern Current Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury

“This new $10 million investment in one of our rural counties is further proof of the business-friendly environment we’ve worked hard to build here in South Carolina. We’re excited for what the future will bring not only for Southern Current, but for the entire renewable energy industry in our state.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina continues to attract capital investment from companies of all types, and today’s announcement is proof of the diverse economy that’s been cultivated within our borders. I congratulate Southern Current and look forward to their continued success.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“We welcome this clean, sustainable and affordable green energy investment by Southern Current and wish them many years of success.” –Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart

“Today’s announcement builds upon the flourishing and innovative alternative energy industry in the Central S.C. region and helps strengthen the diversification of resources available for the growing economy. Congratulations to Southern Current and Clarendon County on taking steps toward a progressive future for all.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

Five Fast Facts

  • Southern Currentis launching three new solar projects in Clarendon County.

•          Southern Current making a $10 million 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

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, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like on Facebook.





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