A new cash crop is growing in South Carolina! In addition to rooftops across the state being covered with solar panels, landowners are designating portions of their properties to be blanketed with solar on the ground.
Here are some of the BIGGEST solar farms in South Carolina
Solvay Energy Center
Jasper County, South Carolina
Announced in April 2017, the Solvay Energy Center is a nearly 900-acre solar farm located in Jasper County. Expected to be completed before the end of 2017, this 71.4 MW project is scheduled to generate clean, renewable energy under a lease agreement with Dominion.
Lexington County Solar Farm Project
3 Locations in Lexington County, South Carolina
30 MW Total
Southern Current developed these projects jointly with Cypress Creek Renewables providing services to identify, acquire, permit, and coordinate the completion of 3 solar farm projects located in Lexington County, each totaling approximately 10 MW in size. Located off Old Charleston Road in Pelion, the $30 million project provides energy to 6,000 customers.
Saluda Solar Farm
Saluda County, South Carolina
Saluda is the largest solar farm in South Carolina on SCE&G’s power grid. Owned by Cypress Creek Renewables and co-developed by Southern Current in Charleston, the 6.8-megawatt Saluda Solar Farm uses 31,000 solar panels and can produce enough energy for 1,400 homes.
Other Notable Solar Farms In South Carolina
Currently under development, Southern Current is working on over 60 MWac worth of solar farms throughout the state!
20 MWac Cameron Solar II in Cameron, South Carolina
20 MWac Estill Solar II in Estill, South Carolina
20 MWac Hampton Solar II in Hampton, South Carolina
Furman University Solar Farm
Greenville County, South Carolina
Nearly 3,000 solar panels make up the largest solar farm installation on a college campus in South Carolina. Furman University had the project installed in May 2017 to help them reduce power costs as part of their pledge to be carbon neutral. The system can produce as much as 15% of the college’s electricity requirements, according to university spokesman Jeff Redderson, and is expected to pay for itself in energy savings in 8 years.
Jerry Zucker Solar Park
North Charleston, South Carolina
SCE&G unveiled the first utility-scale solar facility under South Carolina’s Distributed Energy Resource Program Act in a ribbon-cutting ceremony January 21, 2016. The project uses over 2,000 solar modules and will generate over 945 megawatt hours of clean energy each year.
Colleton Solar Farm
Walterboro, South Carolina
Spanning over 14 acres with more than 10,000 solar panels, the 3 MW Colleton Solar Farm was one of the earliest solar farms installed in South Carolina. Completed back in 2014, it was at the time the largest solar farm in the state. Since then, thanks to decreasing material costs and rising power costs, sizes of installed solar farms have risen tremendously, now commonly exceeding 20 MW (as indicated in the above examples).
Learn More About Solar Power In South Carolina
Southern Current is proud to be one of the top solar installers in the Southeast, with specialties in Utility-Scale Solar as well as Commercial and Residential. View the Southern Current Solar Panel Installation Portfolio to see projects we’ve completed in your area, or Contact Us to request information about a solar panel installation for your home, business, or property and see how much money you can save with solar.