Eastover Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Energy, an experienced utility-scale solar project developer, announced plans to construct a new solar farm in Richland County. The company is investing $80 million in the project.
Designed to generate the equivalent electricity required to power approximately 18,000 homes, this new 73-megawatt solar project will be located on a 740-acre site outside of Eastover, S.C. Expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2021, this solar farm will sell the electricity it produces to Dominion Energy.
"Community Energy is proud to play a leading role in bringing economic solar power to South Carolina's energy mix. Our Eastover Solar project represents the ideal combination of the latest solar technology, an optimum project site, and key support from Richland County and the State of South Carolina. This project proves that innovative and collaborative solar development can lead to low-cost renewable energy with broad economic benefits." -CEO of Community Energy Brent Alderfer
"South Carolina's renewable energy industry is thriving, and today's announcement by Eastover Solar 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 $80 million investment by Eastover Solar 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
"We are delighted that Community Energy selected Richland County for this endeavor. This investment will deliver reliable, renewable energy, which will benefit our community and the entire state." - Richland County Council Chairman Paul Livingston