星期一, 十月 19, 2020
Home PV News Pine Gates Renewables to build 13 solar farms in Greenwood County

Pine Gates Renewables to build 13 solar farms in Greenwood County

Source:Index-Journal

Pine Gates Renewables is bringing 13 mid-size solar farm projects to Greenwood County, the North Carolina-based solar developer announced Friday..

The solar farms will have a combined capacity of 25.5 megawatts — enough to power nearly 5,000 homes — and will join the existing 16 Pine Gate projects in the state.

Building the solar farms will be staggered across three years, with construction beginning on the first three in the early part of this year.

Details of the $30 million investment, codenamed “Project Augusta,” were discussed in September when Greenwood County Council voted to approve the fee-in-lieu-of-taxes arrangement that involved a master agreement with the Asheville company and subsidiary pacts with 12 smaller entities.

During the past three years, officials have taken steps to prepare the county for growth in the industry. In January 2017, the county’s solar guidelines were changed to allow homeowners with southern-facing structures to obtain a special use exception allowing for the installation of panels on the front roof.

Solar is a growing industry in South Carolina. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, there are nearly 3,000 solar jobs in the state.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Apple data center in Denmark powered by 50 MW of solar

Apple has revealed that its data center in Viborg, Denmark, is now being powered by a 50 MW solar project under a long-term power...

Solar + storage experiment in Tampa Bay selected for Solar Energy Innovation Network project

An innovative solar + storage research project led by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council has been selected as a finalist for the Solar...

Chinese PV Industry Brief: 350 MW wind-solar project, 200 MW of floating PV

Longyuan Energy said this week that it has signed an agreement with the municipal authorities in Binzhou, Shandong province, to build 300 MW of solar...

IEEE creates education and credentialing program for interconnecting distributed resources to the grid

IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) announced the IEEE Std 1547-2018 Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Interconnection Commissioning: Education and Credentialing Program, a new...