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New $115 million solar project slated for Orangeburg County

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Solar energy company Cypress Creek Renewables is constructing a $115 million, 75-megawatt solar facility in Orangeburg County. The project, dubbed Project Huntley, is expected to be operational by 2019.

Cypress Creek Renewables specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects. It has offices in North Carolina, New York, Missouri and Arizona, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The company has completed numerous solar projects in North Carolina, including Boseman Farm in Rocky Mount, and currently has more than five gigawatts of solar farm output in development, according to its website.

“Cypress Creek is committed to helping grow the economies of local communities by providing renewable energy for homes and businesses,” said Jaime Carlson, Cypress Creek executive vice president of operations, in a news release. “Clean energy is an important strategy towards building energy independence in the United States, and we appreciate all the work of our utility partners, Orangeburg County and the state of South Carolina for making Project Huntley a reality.”

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster lauded the solar investment, saying “it shows we have the tools in place to maintain and grow our economy in the long run.”

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