South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley applauded the recent decision by Cypress Creek Renewables to launch a $10-million solar energy project in Dillon County, South Carolina.
“We’re excited to see Cypress Creek continue to invest in our state and our people," Haley said. "We have worked extremely hard to build a business environment in South Carolina that is open to all kinds of companies, and we look forward to seeing both Cypress Creek and the renewable energy industry grow here in the future.”
The Dillon County solar facility off Wix Road in Dillon will produce 10 megawatts of energy at full capacity — enough to power about 2,000 homes. The project is being conducted in partnership with Southern Current, representatives of which will assist Cypress Creek with getting the proper permits.
The projected completion date for the project is the fourth quarter of 2016.
Cypress Creek's focus is on making solar power available - and affordable - for both utility companies and households. The majority of the company's projects have been on the two- to 10-megawatt utility scale. Their goal at present is to put into operation more than one gigawatt of new solar projects between now and the end of 2016.
"Cypress Creek is thrilled to be making an important investment in the local economy of Dillon County by generating clean energy that will help lead South Carolina and our country toward energy independence," Cypress Creek Renewables CEO Matthew McGovern said.
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