The National Renewable Energy Corp. will construct two new utility-scale solar farms in Orangeburg County.
The projects are expected to bring $89.1 million in new capital investment.
Expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2018, the Orangeburg County facilities, the first on Juniper Street in Neeses and the second on Capital Way in Springfield, will produce renewable solar energy from photovoltaic panels sized at more than 80 megawatts. One megawatt of solar energy is enough to provide clean energy to approximately 200 South Carolina homes, according to NAREBCO officials.
“We welcome one of the top solar companies in the Southeast," Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr. said. "NARENCO has proven to be a dynamic and diversified company that is committed to both the community and the environment. We are truly grateful for their investment and commitment to sustainable alternative energy.”
Established in 2009 and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, NARENCO has more than 65 solar facilities in various stages of development across the Southeast, with an additional 125 megawatts under long-term operations and maintenance contracts.