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CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Electric & Gas is moving ahead with plans to put two solar farms on land it owns in the Lowcountry and the Midlands.

The utility announced Thursday that it is seeking requests for proposals to put solar arrays at sites in North Charleston as well as adjacent to its corporate headquarters in Cayce.

The North Charleston site will be located off Interstate 526 on a three-acre site at the company's former gas operations facility. It will have a solar generating capacity of between 300 and 500 kilowatts.

The array in Cayce will be on 20 acres off Interstate 77 and will have a generating capacity of up to 4 megawatts.

The utility expects both sites to be operational next year.

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