Silicon Ranch picks Black & Veatch to construct 125-MW solar project

Feb 9, 2022 01:39 PM ET
  • Black & Veatch announced today that it has been chosen by Silicon Ranch Corporation to develop an expansive, 125-MWAC solar array in Lee County in southwestern Georgia. Silicon Ranch has plans for a total of 252 MW of solar in Georgia over the next three years.

Once construction is completed later on this year, the DeSoto I Solar Farm will certainly be amongst the biggest solar installments in the Southeast.

Nashville-based Silicon Ranch developed and is moneying the project and will certainly own, operate and also preserve it for the lasting, a disciplined technique the company takes with every project it creates.

" As renewable energy continues to progress in a globe quickly focusing on decarbonization, this effort better demonstrates just how carbon footprints can be decreased without disrupting the surrounding ecosystem," stated Paul Skurdahl, Black & Veatch elderly VP of sustainable remedies. "This project straightens with our tried and tested record of cutting-edge strategies to providing clean, budget friendly energy."

DeSoto I will certainly integrate Silicon Ranch's hallmark Regenerative Energy land-management version, which co-locates solar power manufacturing with regenerative agriculture practices. When construction is complete, Silicon Ranch will restore the land to an operating meadow ecological community while keeping the project in farming manufacturing via handled lamb grazing using regenerative land management practices.

" As the long-term proprietor and also driver of our projects, Silicon Ranch is dedicated to supporting the areas we offer, as well as we delight in to work with Black & Veatch to execute this vision in Lee County," stated Silicon Ranch co-founder and CEO Reagan Farr. "Countless Georgia homeowners have already helped us develop greater than a loads world-class facilities in the area, as well as we will certainly collaborate with Black & Veatch and also our companions in Lee County to recruit regional skill for DeSoto I as well."

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