Something new under the sun!

Grand Strand Solar Station dedicated today in Myrtle Beach

Santee Cooper’s latest renewable energy generation site consists of ground- and rooftop-mounted solar panels at 10th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. Combined, these units are the largest in the state and will produce 311 kilowatts of electricity. The station will increase South Carolina’s solar energy production by 50%.

The Grand Strand Solar Station joins other Green Power solar sites at Coastal Carolina University in Conway; the Center for Hydrogen Research in Aiken; and the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s New River Campus in Bluffton. In addition, 19 Green Power Solar Schools provide educational opportunities for students around the state.

Read all about the  Santee Cooper SCEO dedication of the Grand Strand Solar Station -(joint press release from Santee Cooper/South Carolina Energy Office)

Join the Green Team! Green Power revenues paid one-third of the Grand Strand Solar Station cost and have helped establish solar installations across the state. When you sign up for Green Power, 100% of the revenue is reinvested in renewable projects like these.

If you’re already a Green Power participant, thank you for helping South Carolina’s environment.

If you’re not already a participant, we’ve made it easy for you to sign up today! 

Green Power Sign-up Form can be downloaded, filled out and then sent to Horry Electric Cooperative OR you can access our Online Green Power Sign-up Form and submit your request electronically!

For details on Green Power from Horry Electric Cooperative

This project is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy through the South Carolina Energy Office, using American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds.

Renewable resources: more than 99% landfill gas and less than 1% solar and wind located in South Carolina. Participation in Green Power is voluntary by Horry Electric Cooperative and its members. A member may discontinue participation in Green Power at any time. Horry Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper may alter, amend or end Green Power at any time. The Green-e Energy Program certifies that Green Power meets the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. For more information on Green-e Energy certification requirements, call 1-888-63 GREEN or log on to green-e.org.

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