Southern Current Launching New Solar Projects in Marion County

Staff Report From Florence CEO

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with five new solar facilities in Marion County. The company is projected to invest a total of approximately $16 million in the 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.

For more information on Southern Current, visit www.southerncurrentllc.com.

QUOTES

“Southern Current is thrilled to make these clean energy investments in Marion 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

“When a company invests in one of our rural counties, it’s investing in the future of a community with tremendous potential; that’s why we are so grateful for Southern Current’s decision to operate in Marion County.” –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

“I am pleased to see the construction of these solar facilities in Marion County and look forward to more being constructed here. These solar farms will be an asset and benefit, financially, for our county.” –Marion County Council Chairman Buddy Collins

“We are pleased to see Southern Current continue to invest in the North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) region. This announcement in Marion County is the third significant announcement in our region this year. On behalf of the NESA executive committee, we would like to thank Southern Current for their continued commitment and wish them the best as they continue to grow.” –NESA Executive Committee Chairman Sen. Luke Rankin Esq.