On April 19, 2017 Silicon Ranch and Green Power EMC officially dedicated a 52MWac solar energy plant in Hazlehurst, Georgia. The 52MWac facility is the second completed by the partnership between Silicon Ranch and Green Power EMC. In December 2015, the pair formally dedicated a 20MWac facility, also in Hazlehurst. At a combined 72MWac, the two projects make Hazlehurst one of the top solar communities in the United States.

kW
52 MWac
Project Size
Solar Panels
633,600
Solar Modules
Greenhouse
480 Acres
Site Footprint

Silicon Ranch will own and operate the plant, which will provide cost competitive power to Green Power EMC for the next 30 years.

The 480-acre facility features technology that allows more than 630,000 solar panels to track the sun from east to west and will provide enough low-cost, renewable power to help serve more than 8,500 EMC households annually.

Silicon Ranch selected McCarthy Building Companies to construct the facility, which took more than eight months to build and reached commercial operation in December 2016. The project’s construction supported more than 300 jobs, the vast majority of which were filled by local labor and local subcontractors.

Read more about this project:

Solar Industry – “Green Power EMC & Silicon Ranch Dedicate Georgia Solar Farm

The Telegraph – “The Switch Has Been Flipped On at One of Georgia’s Largest Solar Projects”

U.S. News & World Report Best States – “Solar Project Powers Up in Middle Georgia”

Renewables Now – “Silicon Ranch, Green Power EMC Dedicate 52-MW Solar Farm in Georgia

Both projects represent a substantial commitment to renewable energy by the EMCs of Georgia
“I’m very proud of the new project we have here in Georgia. This new solar project is about 500 acres and will be a great addition to our cooperatives’ portfolios, bringing new sources of renewable energy to a growing, interested group of customers.

I’m also extremely proud of our partnership with Silicon Ranch and the strong relationship we’ve been able to build on in this second project we have engaged with them. Not only are they great individuals to work with, but their leaders, Matt Kisber and Reagan Farr, are champions in this business, and I very much appreciate the opportunity to work with them.

Silicon Ranch not only helps us stay on the cutting edge of technology, but also enables us to deliver high-quality solar energy at an extremely affordable cost.”

-Jeff Pratt, President, Green Power EMC

Project Partners

Green Power EMC