Solar Farm Coming to Columbus County

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Carolina Solar, a Durham company, has purchased some land adjacent to the Columbus County Fairground, to install solar panels and sell power created to Progress Energy.  Columbus County Economic Development Director Gary Lanier says that Carolina Solar hopes to start building the solar farm this fall.  The normal cost to construct such a farm is $20 million, but due to new legislation that encourages alternative energy, 80 percent of that cost would be eliminated.  For the full story reported by WECT, click here.