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SCE&G picks developer for Otarre solar facility

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North Charleston-based TIG Sun Energy IV has been picked by South Carolina Electric & Gas to develop a 1.62 megawatt solar facility in Cayce’s Otarre development corridor.

A map showing where the 1.62 megawatt solar facility in Cayce's Otarre development corridor is being planned. (Photo/Provided)The facility will be located adjacent to the corporate campus of SCANA Corp., SCE&G’s parent, and will put onto the electric utility’s system enough energy to power more than 250 homes, according to a press release.

TIG Sun Energy IV, an affiliate of The InterTech Group, will finance, own and operate the solar facility and has engaged Charleston-headquartered Hannah Solar Government Services to engineer, design and build it, the release added.

TIG Sun Energy also developed the Jerry Zucker Solar Park in North Charleston, SCE&G’s first utility-scale solar facility and the first one developed under South Carolina’s Distributed Energy Resource Act of 2014.

“SCE&G is pleased to partner with TIG Sun Energy and Hannah Solar on the development of this solar facility, which will continue the growth of renewable energy on our system,” Danny Kassis, SCE&G vice president of customer relations and renewables, said in a statement. “It will serve as a visual reminder of SCE&G’s commitment to providing clean, reliable energy to our customers through a balanced portfolio of nuclear, natural gas, coal and renewable generation.”

The Otarre solar facility will help SCE&G exceed its goal of generating at least 42 MW of utility-scale solar under DER by 2020, the release added.

“Showcasing solar panels at SCANA’s headquarters makes a statement renewable energy is the future,” said Grant Reeves, senior vice president of The InterTech Group.

TIG Sun Energy and Hannah Solar expect to complete the 6,156-panel facility by November 2017.

“We are proud to be a part of bringing more clean energy online in South Carolina,” said retired Col. Dave McNeil, president and chief operating officer of Hannah Solar.

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