Silicon Ranch finishes 6.7-MW solar project for Tennessee community

Mar 29, 2023 11:57 AM ET
  • Silicon Ranch, an independent power manufacturer and also renewable resource company, the Paris Board of Public Utilities (Paris BPU) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) held a "Turn the Change" event today to celebrate the completion of a new 6.75-MWAC solar facility in Puryear, Tennessee. This solar array will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 1,000 homes each year.

The Paris Solar Farm-- Puryear was developed as part of TVA's Generation Flexibility Program. The program is designed to motivate local power firms to establish dispersed generation centers as well as give local remedies to the eco-friendly needs of consumers.

" The completion of this solar project in Henry County marks the beginning of a new period for Paris BPU as an even more resilient power business for our community. We're proud to be leading clean energy efforts as well as giving solar-generated power to our neighborhood sectors and also clients," stated Terry Wimberley, head of state and also CEO of Paris BPU. "This project wouldn't have actually been feasible without our trusted companion, Silicon Ranch. As well as we urge others in the community to sustain the press towards in your area created, expanded, sustainable energy sources."

As the long-term landowner of every project it establishes, consisting of the Paris Solar Farm-- Puryear, Silicon Ranch works directly with communities as a neighbor bought the long-term success and also economic viability of the surrounding area. Furthermore, with this project, Silicon Ranch will certainly generate hundreds of thousands of bucks in new tax obligation revenue for the county over the life of the project which will certainly aid sustain framework and various other community-identified concerns, while needing little to no county services in return.

" As a company that calls Tennessee home, Silicon Ranch is proud to remain to provide on our commitments to develop, have and run projects similar to this that not just help stimulate favorable development, however likewise supply a source of trustworthy, economical renewable resource to communities in our own yard," stated Reagan Farr, Silicon Ranch founder and also CEO. "We praise Paris BPU for making use of TVA's visionary Generation Flexibility Program as well as anticipate partnering with both firms for several years to come."

Electric car manufacturer Rivian Automotive supported the development of 1 MW of this project

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