ASHEVILLE, NC – Pine Gate Renewables – a national utility-scale solar developer, owner, and operator – energized Peony Solar in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Sitting on 334 acres, Peony is a 57-megawatt site and can generate more than 97,400 megawatt-hours per year.
Partner NARENCO helped install the 175,000 tracker panels on the site, meaning they follow the sun for maximum solar absorption. “Peony Solar was a great collaborative effort between NARENCO, PGR and SCE&G,” said Andy Giraldo, NARENCO’s President of EPC. “The efforts of all parties allowed us to deliver a high-quality project that will generate decades of clean power to South Carolina.”
“We are very proud of the outcome and thankful for the contributions from the teams at PGR and NARENCO,” said Chief Construction Officer Chris Dunbar. “We anticipate this project being a model for our future efforts in South Carolina.”
The energy generated from Peony equates to powering roughly 9,348 homes and is Pine Gate’s thirteenth operational solar site in South Carolina. Collectively, Pine Gate sites contribute 188 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to the state with more to come.