Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Silicon Ranch is the U.S. solar platform for Shell and one of the largest independent solar power producers in the country.
Mission & Values
To bring to communities across the country low-cost, clean energy; economic development and jobs; and partnerships they can count on for the life of their projects.
Our Core Values
1. We believe communities deserve reliable, cost-effective CHOICES for their source of power.
2. We believe solar energy projects—when developed responsibly—create enduring, long-term value and deliver a meaningful legacy to their communities.
3. We believe our employees can make a difference in the communities we serve.
4. We believe in the power of collaborative partnerships.
5. We believe we are only successful when our partners are successful.
6. We require honesty and integrity in everything we do.
7. We listen, learn, and respond.
8. We do what we say we will do.
9. We believe in square corners.
10. We choose the right path over the easier path to get the job done.
A Different Kind of Company
Silicon Ranch is unique in the business of creating energy. We are, first and foremost, about serving people. Everything we do flows from there. We develop-to-own all of our solar farm projects, and have a 100 percent track record of seeing them through from start to finish. That’s because we are 100 percent committed to our partners and our communities.
Our diverse portfolio includes more than 120 solar farms across 14 states from New York to California, including the first large-scale solar projects in Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. We stand behind the performance of our facilities every day.
Founded in 2011, we bring to every relationship deep experience with large, complex transactions and with large-scale conventional and renewable energy generation. We are proud to be the U.S. solar platform for Shell, and to work with partners such as the U.S. Military, America’s electric cooperatives, and TVA. But most of all, we are committed to the people of rural America who deserve low-cost, clean energy and an economic shot in the arm. They are our fuel. They are what Silicon Ranch is all about.
Matt Kisber, President and Chief Executive Officer
As co-founder of Silicon Ranch Corporation, Matt is responsible for all aspects of managing the company with a specific emphasis on opening new markets and developing new strategic solar opportunities. Under his leadership, Silicon Ranch has become one of the fastest-growing developers, owners, and operators of solar energy plants in the U.S., with a portfolio that includes more than 1 Gigawatt of PV systems that are contracted, under construction, or operating coast to coast. Matt brings a unique background to Silicon Ranch having been a business owner and having served eight years as Tennessee Commissioner of Economic Development. He has also worked with industry leaders from across the U.S. and around the globe to bring investments and jobs to Tennessee. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Matt served 10 terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Reagan Farr, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
As co-founder of Silicon Ranch Corporation, Reagan is responsible for all aspects of managing the company, with a specific emphasis on financial management and project execution. Under his leadership, Silicon Ranch has transacted in excess of $700 million of project financing with regional and global financial institutions. Reagan brings a unique background to Silicon Ranch, having previously worked with KPMG and Ernst & Young and having served as both the Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Reagan studied econometric modeling on a post-graduate honors fellowship at Louisiana State University and holds a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
David Vickerman, Vice Chairman & Chief Corporate Development Officer
David brings 25 years of global leadership, executive management, and entrepreneurial experience, having built four successful businesses in Europe and North America. At Silicon Ranch Corporation, David is responsible for corporate and strategic development and under his leadership, Silicon Ranch successfully completed a $140+ million institutional equity investment into the company by Partners Group as well as closing multiple solar project finance transactions with leading capital providers. Prior to joining Silicon Ranch, David worked for an institutional investment manager with over $30 billion of assets under management, where he served as Executive Director and Co-Head of its global infrastructure fund. He is a graduate of Western University in Canada and earned a MBA with academic distinction from Wake Forest University.