Silicon Ranch completes 287MW of solar PV projects to power Meta's Georgia operations

Dec 16, 2021 02:52 PM ET
  • Consumer-owned utility Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) and independent power producer (IPP) Silicon Ranch have completed the building and construction of 3 utility-scale solar PV projects with a total capacity of 287MW that will certainly be made use of to power Meta's (previously Facebook) procedures in Georgia, United States.
Silicon Ranch completes 287MW of solar PV projects to power Meta's Georgia operations
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Silicon Ranch, which oil and also gas titan Covering has a minority stake in, moneyed the building and construction of the projects and will certainly have, operate, and maintain the site. They remain in counties in the south-western and also south-eastern parts of the state.

It partnered with Infrastructure and also Energy Alternatives (IEA) to build the 100MW Lumpkin Solar Farm, located in Stewart County, and McCarthy Structure Companies to develop both the 80MW Lancaster Solar Farm in Colquitt County and also the 107MW Snipesville II Solar Farm in Jeff Davis County.

The solar plants are part of an ongoing partnership between Walton EMC and Silicon Ranch to provide renewable energy to Meta's information centre in Newton County, Georgia.

Walton EMC as well as Silicon Ranch have actually currently finished the setup of six projects amounting to 435MW in support of Meta.

With the first 6 solar projects now in commercial operation, Silicon Ranch has actually started construction of the companions' seventh project together, the 125MW DeSoto I Solar Farm located in Lee County, which the firm wishes to finish before the end of next year.

Once total, DeSoto I will certainly bring the overall capacity of the companions' portfolio to 560MW of renewable generation in Georgia.

"Silicon Ranch has now invested more than half a billion dollars throughout half a dozen counties to aid our partners meet their renewable resource goals," stated its founder and chief executive officer Reagan Farr.

Each project in Silicon Ranch's portfolio uses "an alternative method to style, building and construction, as well as operations that co-locates renewable resource manufacturing with regenerative farming techniques", the firm claimed in a news releases.

In October, the company obtained Clearloop, a startup that aids business counter their carbon emissions by funding brand-new solar projects.

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