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New solar project planned for Florence County

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Renewable energy producer NARENCO is investing $20 million in new solar operations in Florence County.

The solar array, located along Sardis Highway in Timmonsville, will produce up to 16 megawatts of renewable solar energy, according to a news release.

“It has been an honor to partner with Florence County on these projects,” Jesse Montgomery, NARENCO president of development, said in the release. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to invest in the Florence community and to provide clean power to our neighbors. We look forward to seeing these projects come to fruition.”

The first phase of the project is expected to be operational next year.

“We are always excited when we land projects, but we are especially excited when those projects involve more rural areas of Florence County,” Florence County Council Chair William Dorriety Jr. said. “In this case, most of NARENCO’s solar farm development will take place in the Timmonsville/Sardis area. NARENCO’s presence in Florence County will have a positive impact on the community.”

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