16-acre solar project now operating in Barnwell

Cypress Creek Renewables, a company specializing in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, recently constructed a 16-acre solar generating facility known as “Barnwell Solar” in Barnwell.

The Barnwell County solar facility, located off Patterson Street in Barnwell, will produce 5.44 megawatts of energy at full capacity, which will be utilized by SCANA Corporation as part of their renewable energy program.

“Cypress Creek is thrilled to be making an important investment in the local economy of Barnwell County. Our company is committed to helping grow the economies of local communities by providing renewable energy for homes and businesses,” said Cypress Creek Renewables CEO Matthew McGovern. “We greatly appreciate the cooperation of our partnering utilities and the local leaders who helped make this project possible.”

“Barnwell County welcomes Cypress Creek Renewables, and we are pleased that our county has another clean energy resource,” said Barnwell County Council Chairman Lowell Jowers. “Barnwell County is once again demonstrating that we advocate innovation in energy production and manufacturing.”

“We appreciate the investment that Cypress Creek Renewables is making in our community in bringing renewable, sustainable energy solutions and the advancements the investment represents in energy production,” said Barnwell County Economic Development Commission Chairman Steve Jowers.

“Cypress Creek Renewables will be an asset to our industrial community and a great addition to the array of ‘green’ industries located in our region,” said Barnwell EDC Director Tommy Boyleston. “We look forward to working with Cypress Creek Renewables in the coming years.”

Cypress Creek Renewables (CCR) is one the largest solar developers in the US. Founded in 2014, CCR’s integrated platform develops, builds, finances and operates local solar farms, spreading clean, affordable energy across the country. The company works in close partnership with landowners, local communities, regulators, lenders and consumers (utilities, businesses and individuals) to bring the highest-quality solar assets online. For more information, visit https://ccrenew.com.

For more information on economic development in the region, visit www.southerncarolina.org.