Skip Navigation
The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina Show SC.gov Links
Recent NewsNews Archive

OPDE Group Launching Solar Project in Bamberg County 

Utility-scale Solar Developer Investing Approximately $63 Million in New Solar Farm 

4/12/2018 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – OPDE Group today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art solar farm in Bamberg County. The company plans to invest approximately $63 million in this new operation.

Headquartered in Spain, OPDE Group develops and promotes photovoltaic solar power plants around the world. Since the company was established in 2005, OPDE has expanded continuously in a number of renewable markets. At present, the company has a portfolio of more than one gigawatt of renewable energy projects worldwide.

For more information on OPDE Group, visit www.opde.net/en/.

QUOTES 

“OPDE Group is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring new investment in clean, affordable, low-risk power to rural South Carolina. We look forward to continuing our work with South Carolina Electric & Gas, Bamberg County, the SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance, the S.C. Department of Commerce and local stakeholders to make this project a success.” – OPDE Group USA Managing Director Logan Stephens

“South Carolina is an ideal business destination for industries of all types, and today’s announcement by OPDE is a testament to that. We’re excited to add them to our portfolio of solar companies providing abundant, clean energy to power our state and our economy.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“We’ve worked hard to diversify South Carolina’s economy, and that includes supporting the renewable and sustainable energy industry. I’m excited to welcome an innovative company like OPDE Group to Team South Carolina.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Bamberg County welcomes OPDE Group, and we are pleased that our county now has this clean energy resource. Bamberg County Council supports innovation in energy production and manufacturing.” –Bamberg County Council Chairman Clint Carter

“OPDE Group will be a great addition to Bamberg County. The opportunity to improve and increase our economic footprint in Bamberg County is always a great thing. Bamberg County offers prime sites for solar energy development, and we are excited to add this source of renewable energy to our growing industrial community.” –Bamberg County Economic Development Commission Chairman Craig Walker

“SouthernCarolina Alliance and Bamberg County welcome this investment by OPDE Group. New technology in renewable energy will continue to change the landscape in our region and bring clean energy options to our area.” –SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • OPDE Group is launching a solar power facility in Bamberg County.
  • Approximately $63 million investment.
  • OPDE Group develops and promotes solar power plants around the world.
  • The company features a portfolio of more than one gigawatt of renewable energy projects worldwide.
  • For more information on OPDE Group, visit www.opde.net/en/

-###-