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    Farm Fact #1

    Energy Output

    Estill Solar Park has an installed capacity of 20 megawatts (MW) — enough to power approximately 3,100 average South Carolina homes with clean energy each year.

    Enough to power approximately

    3,100 Homes

    Farm Fact #2

    Benefits to the Community

    Estill Solar Park yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.

    Estill represents a capital investment of approximately $36.7 million and will disperse millions in cumulative payments to local governments through the life of the project. The project created 65 full-time equivalent jobs during construction as well as two permanent jobs. Through the project’s lifecycle, millions of dollars will be spent within 50 miles of the solar park.

    Farm Fact #3

    Benefits to the Environment

    Estill Solar Park saves more than 30 million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Solar energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants.

    Gallons Saved

    30 Million

    Gallons of Water Saved Each Year

    Farm Fact #4

    Landowners

    Estill Solar Park provides a stable form of income to local landowners. Millions of dollars will be paid to the solar park’s landowners through the life of the project.

     

    Farm Fact #5

    Technology

    Estill Solar Park consists of over 55,000 photovoltaic solar panels mounted on a single-axis tracking system for a combined output of 20 MW.  Photovoltaic solar cells have no moving parts and convert sunlight directly into electricity via the photoelectric effect. This direct-current electricity is then collected, transformed into alternating-current, and finally enters the electrical grid through a substation after being converted to the proper voltage.

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    536 Broughton St.
    Orangeburg, SC 29115

    T: 803.534.7742