Installation will provide clean, affordable solar power to families in the area

Conway, SC, December 11, 2017 – Alder Energy Systems LLC, a trusted South Carolina turnkey solar provider, is pleased to announce its project with Santee Cooper to build a new utility scale solar array has been completed. The ground mounted system is installed adjacent to the Bucksville Substation off of US-701 in Horry County. The installation utilizes 5,904 solar panels to generate an annual production of 2,827 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean renewable energy. The solar farm sits on 10.03 acres of land where it will reduce CO2 emissions impact by 39 tons every year.

“It has been great working with Santee Cooper on the Bell Bay Solar Farm project. This project advances the efforts of Santee Cooper to reduce energy costs for its customers and to improve their environmental profile.” said Don Zimmerman, President/CEO of Alder Energy.

Santee Cooper offers a comprehensive Green Power Program, where the customers can choose cleaner power resources which, when efficiently used, can save money and the environment. This green power is electricity that Santee Cooper generates from renewable resources, like wind, solar and landfill gas. Santee Cooper Green Power helps preserve the environment, reduces demand on our non-renewable natural resources and increases our energy independence.

Green Power is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Santee Cooper’s Green Power generating portfolio includes six landfill generating stations, four solar arrays and one wind turbine.

About Alder Energy

Alder Energy Systems LLC is a locally-owned business specializing in the planning, design, and installation of solar PV energy systems for homes, businesses, and utilities throughout South Carolina.

About Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper is the South Carolina’s largest power producer, it is the first to produce renewable Green Power, and it is the only state-owned electric and water utility.

Santee Cooper provides retail service to customers in Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry counties. Santee Cooper is the primary source of power distributed by the state’s 20 electric cooperatives to all 46 counties in the state. Santee Cooper also supplies power directly to 27 large industrial customers in 10 counties, the town of Bamberg, the city of Georgetown and Joint Base Charleston.

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