SC Commerce Pine Gate Renewables Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Pine Gate Renewables, a renewable energy company, is launching a new solar farm in Dillon County under Freedom Solar LLC. The development is projected to bring $7.5 million of new capital investment.

In order to make utility-scale solar an option on a large scale, Pine Gate Renewables is intent on contributing to the broad transformation of the United States’ energy model. Based in Charlotte, N.C. with additional offices in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. and Asheville, N.C., Pine Gate Renewables is a U.S. solar developer that specializes in project finance, land origination, project development management and community outreach.

Located at 2605 State Highway 9, the new seven-megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar farm should be operational by the fourth quarter of 2017 and will be capable of providing power to 1,500 homes.

For more information on Pine Gate Renewables, visit the company’s website.

QUOTES

“Pine Gate Renewables is excited to partner with Dillon County to bring clean, renewable energy resources to South Carolina as part of our commitment to Getting Solar Done. We look forward to completing this project and continuing to expand the impact of utility-scale solar energy in the state.” – Pine Gate Renewables President Zoe Hanes

“We’ve earned a strong reputation around the world as a state that is leading the way in economic development, and this announcement is further proof of that. To see this new partnership with Pine Gate Renewables thrive in Dillon County is to see the hard work of so many pay off for the benefit of the local community and the state as a whole.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“When a new solar project is launched in South Carolina, it’s a sign that our renewable energy sector continues to thrive. This new $7.5 million investment will make a big difference in Dillon County, and we’re excited to welcome Pine Gate Renewables to one of our rural communities.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“This announcement demonstrates we are creating a more diverse economy throughout our county and region. Pine Gate Renewables is helping our county create a more clean and sustainable economic growth.” –Dillon County Council Chairman Archie Scott

FIVE FAST FACTS

• Pine Gate Renewables is launching a new utility-scale solar project in Dillon County under Freedom Solar LLC.
• $7.5 million capital investment.
• Pine Gate Renewables is a U.S. solar energy developer that specializes in project finance, land origination, project development management and community outreach.
• Located at 2605 State Highway 9, the seven-megawatt solar farm should be operational by the fourth quarter of 2017.
• For more information on Pine Gate Renewables, visit the company’s website.