Southern Current Plans $14 Million Solar Farm in Hampton County, South Carolina

April 30, 2019

Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with a new, 10-megawatt facility in Hampton County. The company is investing $14 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.

“Southern Current is excited to be working with Hampton County again. The economic development team has been a strong supporter of solar energy, and we are proud to have another opportunity to invest in the county. With the help of Hampton County, South Carolina is becoming a leader in renewable energy.,” said Southern Current Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury.

“As solar power continues to spread across the Palmetto State we are excited to celebrate this newest investment in Hampton County by one of our oldest solar partners, Southern Current,” remarked Gov. Henry McMaster.

“Investments like this one continue to grow South Carolina’s reputation as a top business destination for industries of all types. I’m proud to welcome Southern Current’s latest operation to Hampton County and celebrate, not only the economic opportunities, but the environmental opportunities this project will generate,” added Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“Hampton County welcomes Southern Current’s project to our community, where we support innovation and technology to create the most efficient methods of producing energy to power our homes and businesses. We trust that Southern Current will be an asset to our local and regional economies,” said Hampton County Council Chairman Clay Bishop.

“Southern Current will be a welcome addition to our mix of alternative energies in our region,” said Hampton County Economic Development Commission Chairman Bill Hager.  “We look forward to working with our utility providers to provide a diverse array of energy generation to grow our business community.”

“SouthernCarolina Alliance is pleased to work with Southern Current, a provider of state-of-the art solar energy production, in bringing innovative solutions to this industry sector.  We appreciate their investment in our region and our future,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls.