21st July 2024

Impartial energy producer Silicon Ranch and Inexperienced Energy EMC, the renewable power provider for 38 Georgia electrical membership cooperatives (EMCs), are celebrating the completion of the 106 MW AC Clay Photo voltaic Venture at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga. The power generated by the undertaking is shared by 30 EMCs from throughout the state.

Silicon Ranch chosen IEA because the EPC contractor, which employed greater than 400 staff to assemble the undertaking, with choice given to the native labor pool and the navy veteran group. 

When the undertaking in Clay County was first introduced in 2018, White Oak Pastures proprietor Will Harris invited Silicon Ranch to go to Bluffton. Harris launched Silicon Ranch management to the strategies of deliberate livestock grazing and regenerative agricultural practices that his household had been deploying at White Oak Pastures for greater than twenty years. The outcome was a brand new partnership and an modern mannequin for the photo voltaic trade that Silicon Ranch calls Regenerative Power, its holistic method to undertaking design, building, and land administration that’s now deployed throughout hundreds of acres it owns and manages throughout the nation.

The Clay Photo voltaic Venture is the ninth utility-scale photo voltaic undertaking to achieve operational standing for Inexperienced Energy EMC and Silicon Ranch. Collectively, the companions’ portfolio generates greater than 550 MW AC of power. Final 12 months, they introduced a further collaboration to develop three extra initiatives, totaling a further 252 MW AC, on-line by the top of 2024.

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