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Aiken County Solar

Industry Leader Invests In Aiken County Solar Project

Southern Current is about to launch a solar project in Aiken County within the next 18 months.  $20 million will be invested into the solar farm in Jackson, South Carolina. Solar farms and renewable energy have become a key driver in South Carolina’s economy and we are thrilled to be a part of the growing industry. In Aiken County, the 19 MW solar farm is estimated to bring the county an extra $95,000 a year. The Aiken solar project will help reduce the carbon footprint and will also be low maintenance.

“We are pleased that Southern Current chose Aiken County for its newest solar farm. This is a significant investment, one that highlights the attractiveness of Aiken County for green energy projects. I’m confident that this project will be a win-win for both Southern Current and Aiken County taxpayers.” –Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker

Southern Current’s Chief development officer, Paul Fleury said  “The economic development team has a strong track record for supporting the growth of the clean energy revolution, and we’re excited to become a part of the community. These types of partnerships are continuing to show the country what makes our state so great.”

Southern Current plans to invest 2 billion dollars and put in over 2 Gigawatts into South Carolina. Learn about another county Southern Current is investing in here.

 

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Producing your own energy with solar offers a lifetime of rewards including lower power bills, higher property value, and numerous environmental benefits. Southern Current is proud to be one of South Carolina’s leading solar installers, with residentialcommercial, and utility-scale solar services available across the Southeast. Contact Us to find out how much you could be saving with a solar project at your location!

 

South Carolina Solar Energy News – August Edition

The following article contains important news about solar & renewable energy in South Carolina from the month of August. Contact the Southeast’s leading solar company Southern Current to learn about saving money by powering your home or business with clean, unlimited solar energy.

August News About Solar Energy In South Carolina

Solar Power World: Southern Current Ranks 179 Out Of 500 Top Solar Companies

Solar Power World’s Top Solar Contractors List was released at the end of July, ranking the top solar companies in America based on total installed solar power capacity. Southern Current ranks 179 based on 5.84 megawatts of installed solar through the end of 2016. With numerous utility scale solar farms under development in 2017, and even more residential solar installs, next year’s list could see Southern Current break into the top 100.

Solar Industry Magazine: In Wake Of Nuclear Debacle, SC Voters Want More Solar

 

Solar energy has emerged as a clear favorite for future electricity generation in the minds of South Carolina voters. As the state grapples with a highly publicized debacle after two South Carolina utilities abandoned a nuclear power plant project, a new poll has found residents overwhelmingly support solar as the power generation of choice, likely due to the environmental benefits of solar.

WIS TV: 7-Acre Solar Project Inaugurated In Aiken County

During the second week of August, South Carolina state officials and Governor McMaster met in Aiken County to inaugurate a new solar project in Graniteville. The 7-acre solar farm cost $2 million dollars to create, but can generate up to $30,000 dollars in monthly revenue. With an average solar panel lifespan of 25 years, this project will pay for itself time and again for Aiken County!

The Post and Courier: South Carolina Mayors Working To Address Climate Change

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, Greenville Mayor Knox White, Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts, and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg met in August to discuss a plan of attack for preparing their cities for climate change effects like rising tides, flooding, and drainage issues. Benjamin has announced plans to transition Columbia to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, encouraging others to adopt similar plans.

Save Money With Solar Energy In South Carolina

Southern Current is proud to be one of the top solar installers in the Southeast. Thanks to the numerous South Carolina solar rebates & incentives that are currently available, there’s never been a more affordable time to create your own energy! 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 or business and see how much you can save with solar.