Silicon Ranch Corporation recently reached agreement with Volkswagen Group of America's Chattanooga, Tennessee Operations to install, own and operate the Volkswagen Chattanooga Solar Park, a 9.5 megawatt photovoltaic solar system that supplies 13.5 gigawatts hours of electricity annually to VW’s assembly plant. The plant is the first and only LEED® Platinum automotive manufacturing plant in the world to be LEED® Platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Silicon Ranch Corporation ("Silicon Ranch") develops and operates commercial and large scale solar facilities. Silicon Ranch is distinguished from other developers by its ability to deliver a green energy solution that addresses the environmental, business and work force issues associated with successfully expanding solar capacity and green jobs. Silicon Ranch has gained prominence as a low cost producer of solar energy by focusing on creating efficiencies through every step of the deployment process thereby increasing capital investments in clean energy.
Turn-Key Energy ProviderBusiness owners consistently state they are under pressure to reduce energy costs, explore energy saving technology and create roadmaps for becoming a "green" enterprise. From sole proprietors to corporate executives, these business leaders expressed frustration that there is not an easy, cost-effective way to incorporate clean, renewable solar power into their company's energy mix.
Silicon Ranch eliminates all these barriers with a simple turn-key solution. The firm will develop and operate utility-scale solar production facilities configured to allow companies to lease production units with no capital commitment. The ability to lease solar production capacity instead of purchasing solar arrays addresses the main concerns expressed by business owners as a reason for not expanding consumption of renewable energy.
TrainingRegional Energy Training Center
As an additional community benefit, Silicon Ranch can also develop a regional energy-training center. The regional energy-training center provides classroom and on-the-job training in solar installation, maintenance and weatherization activities. Upon successful completion of the training curriculum we assist in placing graduates in jobs, especially targeting placement for low income and unemployed individuals.