Horry County Council Grants Approval For Solar Farm in Bucksport

The Horry County Council has granted unanimous approval for a solar farm project in Bucksport. Developers are looking at more than 500 acres off of Highway 701 to build the solar farm which will create 55-megawatts of power each year, which is enough to provide power for over 9,000 homes. Santee Cooper already has a 10-acre solar farm so the expansion will allow the solar energy to be immediately converted into electricity. The solar farm faces one more reading in two weeks.