Silicon Ranch begins building on 2 solar projects in TVA

May 18, 2023 12:06 PM ET
  • Silicon Ranch broke ground on two solar projects in Clarksville, Tennessee, for regional utility CDE Lightband within the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The two projects will amount to 6.75 MWAC.

The 2-MW Solar Band Red Array and 4.75-MW Solar Band Orange Array ought to be finished by Dec. 2023.

" CDE Lightband prides itself on reliability as well as connection. Our customers expect nothing less. These solar farms will aid us improve the resiliency of our services without increasing expenses, all while helping Clarksville draw in additional companies to the area," claims CDE Lightband General Manager Brian Taylor.

TVA as well as CDE Lightband partnered with the city to help it achieve ambitious infrastructure goals to fulfill the demands of an expanding populace. This consists of setting up fiber cables, and also opening up accessibility to renewable resource with the goal of bring in more businesses to the Clarksville location.

" CDE Lightband is among the most forward-thinking regional power firms in the country, especially thinking about the function it embraces as an engine for neighborhood financial advancement, thanks in huge part to Brian Taylor and his team, that are functioning daily to serve the needs of their quickly expanding community," claimed Silicon Ranch Co-Founder and also Chairman Matt Kisber. "We are proud to partner with CDE Lightband to help satisfy the high bar its management has established, and also its customers have actually pertained to expect, as the lasting proprietor and also operator of these solar projects which will certainly provide trusted affordable power."

Significantly, Clarksville is house to the Fort Campbell military base. Silicon Ranch works with programs like Hiring Our Heroes and also Solar Ready Vets to assist military veterans, from every branch, as they transition right into their following goals in civilian life. Silicon Ranch goes beyond the national average in hiring veterans by almost dual, and also its group includes military veterans previously based at Fort Campbell.

" What we understand is that veterans have actually looked at problems. They have actually needed to find out how to resolve them," claims Nick de Vries, Chief Technology Officer at Silicon Ranch. "As an Army veteran myself, this is something I have actually understood for a long period of time. We are grateful to our military veteran workers and the unique skill sets they give our group, and will continue to broaden our ties with the military veteran community."

Members of the energetic and retired military signed up with CDE Lightband, Silicon Ranch, as well as TVA for this groundbreaking.

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