COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 28, 2020) – Brewer Renewables, a subsidiary of Seahorse Capital, today announced plans to establish operations in Orangeburg County. The company is investing $85 million into the new operations.
Founded in 2019, Brewer Renewables develops sustainable, renewable energy projects in the southeastern United States.
Located in Orangeburg, Brewer Renewables’ new solar photovoltaic project will be located throughout a combination of cultivated farmland and managed timberland. The project will include a 100-megawatt solar facility with the option for additional energy storage of up to 100 megawatts and 400 megawatt-hours, which can provide power to roughly 20,000 South Carolina homes.
The project is expected to be operational in 2023.
“We appreciate the help and support of the Orangeburg County Council, county administration and the Orangeburg County Development Commission to make this 100-megawatt solar energy project a reality and are excited to contribute to making Orangeburg County the solar capital of South Carolina. We look forward to continuing to work with and support the county and the Development Commission to promote additional economic development in the area and to being a long-term member of the community.” -Brewer Renewables President and CEO Kevin Casey
“Brewer Renewables’ $85 million investment is a win not just for Orangeburg County, but for our entire state as our solar energy sector continues to flourish.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Investments like this one continue to grow South Carolina’s reputation as a top business destination for industries of all types. I’m proud to welcome Brewer Renewables’ new operation to Orangeburg County and celebrate the environmental opportunities this project will create.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“As Orangeburg County continues to be a leader in renewable energy, we are pleased to see the addition of this project that not only provides the benefit of clean energy for our residents and businesses, but also provides economic opportunities for our communities. We are grateful to have the opportunity to supply clean, renewable energy.” -Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright
“We welcome Brewer Renewables to its new home in Orangeburg County, and congratulate our partners in Orangeburg on another great win. With the addition of this new solar farm, the future of the local alternative energy industry and access to sustainable resources for our communities shine a little brighter.” -Central SC Alliance Chairman W. Keller Kissam
FIVE FAST FACTS
• Brewer Renewables is establishing operations in Orangeburg County.
• The company is investing $85 million.
• Brewer Renewables is a new solar photovoltaic project.
• Located in Orangeburg, S.C.
• The project is expected to be operational in 2023.
About Central South Carolina Alliance
The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the heart of South Carolina. CSCA represents the capital city of Columbia and eight counties of Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.
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