Cypress Creek, Cubico power up 106-MW solar park in S Carolina
Palmetto Plains solar park in South Carolina. Image by: Cypress Creek Renewables.
Cypress Creek Renewables and Cubico Sustainable Investments have launched commercial operations at a 106-MW DC solar park in South Carolina, which they say is the largest one of its kind in the state.
The Palmetto Plains photovoltaic (PV) farm is located in Orangeburg County and is expected to generate electricity to meet the demand of over 94,000 homes, Cypress Creek Renewables said on Wednesday. The solar company is the developer of the project and took care of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities. The plant’s long-term operation and maintenance (O&M) will also be part of its responsibilities.
Cubico and Cypress Creek recently started building a 100-MW DC solar park in Orangeburg County, called Huntley Solar. Together with Palmetto Plains, the plants will bring USD 11 million (EUR 9.9m) in local tax revenue for the county over their 40-year operational lifetime, the developers estimate.
According to the press release, South Carolina currently has more than 880 MW of DC solar capacity in operation, which is enough to supply around 94,000 homes.
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