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Eastover Solar Launching Richland County Solar Project

Eastover Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Energy, an experienced utility-scale solar project developer, has announced plans to construct a new solar farm in Richland County. The company is investing $80 million in the project.

Designed to generate the equivalent electricity required to power approximately 18,000 homes, this new 73-megawatt solar project will be located on a 740-acre site outside of Eastover, S.C. Expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2021, this solar farm will sell the electricity it produces to Dominion Energy.

"Community Energy is proud to play a leading role in bringing economic solar power to South Carolina's energy mix," said Brent Alderfer, CEO. "Our Eastover Solar project represents the ideal combination of the latest solar technology, an optimum project site, and key support from Richland County and the State of South Carolina. This project proves that innovative and collaborative solar development can lead to low-cost renewable energy with broad economic benefits."