Photo: South Carolina's largest solar farm

Published at 9:58 p.m. on January 24, 2014 | Modified at 11:06 p.m. on January 24, 2014

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The Colleton Solar Farm, the largest facility of its kind in the state, is producing electricity nine weeks after construction began on the project. Utility and solar industry executives officially dedicated the solar array Friday in Walterboro. TIG Sun Energy is the owner and operator. Santee Cooper, in collaboration with the state’s electric cooperatives, including Palmetto Electric, are purchasing the total energy output of the farm and studying data about the costs of integrating solar power in their operations, according to a news release. The solar array consists of 10,010 photovoltaic panels. The 3-megawatt solar complex provides enough energy to power more than 300 homes, the release said. JIM HUFF — Submitted photo

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