Silicon Ranch to undertake 135-acre solar project in Georgia

Green Power EMC will purchase energy output

Nashville-based solar energy operator Silicon Ranch Corp. will construct a major solar plant for Green Power EMC in southeast Georgia.

Through the deal, terms of which were not disclosed in a release, Green Power EMC will purchase the full energy output of the facility, to be constructed near Hazlehurst, Ga. The plant will occupy about 135 acres and will generate more than 43,000 megawatt hours of renewable electricity annually.

Green Power, a renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corp. members, will receive all the produced energy for a 25-year period from owner and operator Silicon Ranch. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall, with electricity production planned in late 2015.

"We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Green Power EMC and their members in deploying their first, large-scale solar array," said Matt Kisber, president of Silicon Ranch. "I commend the leadership and membership of Green Power EMC for creating this initiative to provide competitively priced, renewable power solar generation to their Georgia membership."