Silicon Ranch flips activate 3.25-MW Tennessee solar project

Mar 22, 2023 07:53 PM ET
  • Silicon Ranch Corporation and Bolivar Energy Authority (BEA) flipped the turn on the new 3.25-MWAC Bolivar Solar Farm in Hardeman County, Tennessee, together with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The solar center will give enough inexpensive solar power to power more than 500 homes and aid maintain rates reduced for BEA's more than 11,000 clients.
Silicon Ranch flips activate 3.25-MW Tennessee solar project

In spite of international supply chain restrictions as well as other market challenges, Silicon Ranch remained on schedule and supplied the project on time, expanding the company's tradition of successful project implementation.

In 2020, TVA began providing neighborhood power business (LPCs) the flexibility to meet a section of their power requires with regional generating sources via its visionary generation flexibility program. As one of the initial LPCs to implement a manage TVA under those new terms, BEA chose Silicon Ranch as its partner for the solar project to assist keep rates as reduced as possible for BEA customers and also totally utilize the benefits that come with such projects right here in Hardeman County.

" As a public power energy in the fifth-largest county in Tennessee, BEA is very delighted to use our neighborhood a low-cost, reliable energy option from trusted regional partners," said Tony Kirk, BEA President as well as CEO. "TVA is allowing us and LPCs across the Valley to do simply that via its generation flexibility program, by supplying our neighborhood with the opportunity to partner with trustworthy, renewable energy suppliers like Silicon Ranch to procure neighborhood energy solutions. We are anticipating proceeding our long-lasting connection with Silicon Ranch, as the business will have as well as run the Bolivar Solar Farm for the whole life time of the project."

" When TVA developed our Flexibility Program, we wished the new terms would assist in these sort of collaborations throughout the Valley. Along with our partners, we are committed to advancing this program to provide clean, economical, trustworthy energy," stated Doug Perry, TVA senior VP of business energy options. "It is awarding to see the conclusion of this solar facility as well as to witness the program at work across the Valley."

In support of BEA as well as TVA, Silicon Ranch moneyed construction and will certainly own, operate as well as maintain the solar center throughout of its life time, a self-displined technique the company takes with every project it creates.

" This solar project with Bolivar Energy Authority showcases the power of partnerships, via TVA's prominent generation flexibility program, not just in obtaining more affordable, trustworthy renewable energy however also as engines of economic development for communities across the Valley," claimed Matt Kisber, Silicon Ranch Co-Founder and Chairman. "Silicon Ranch takes great pride in our regional Tennessee origins as well as looks forward to continuing our collaborate with the Bolivar area as a trusted regional neighbor as well as partner for several years to find."

The Bolivar Solar Farm was supported by the USDA via its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) campaign, which offers assured car loan financing and grant funding to support agricultural manufacturers and country local business with renewable resource systems and also energy performance renovations. By functioning collaboratively with BEA and also the USDA, Silicon Ranch had the ability to build on its legacy of choosing the appropriate path over the less complicated path to do the job, ensuring that BEA's consumers take full advantage of the benefit from accessibility to low-priced renewable resource supplied with the project.

" USDA is delighted to commemorate in today's Flip the Switch event for the Bolivar Solar Farm. This is a fantastic financial investment for the area, city and also people of Bolivar and Hardeman County, Tennessee," stated Arlisa Armstrong, USDA's Tennessee state director. "We are devoted to partnering with our rural small businesses to assist in saving on energy costs, make energy performance enhancements, and deal with the obstacles of climate adjustment. These investments will certainly give the required relief that our rural neighborhoods need for day-to-day living."

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