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.
Reagan Farr, President & Chief Executive Officer
As Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Ranch, Reagan is responsible for ongoing operations and execution of the company’s strategic growth plan. Under his leadership, Silicon Ranch has transacted in excess of $1 billion of project financing with regional and global financial institutions, while successfully commissioning every project the company has contracted since it began operations in 2011. From developing the initial ambitious plan for Silicon Ranch to growing a company that has earned a global reputation as one of the premier solar energy providers in the industry, Reagan has been instrumental to the company’s growth.
Reagan grew up in Baton Rouge, LA. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1993 and from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1998 with a law degree. He worked for both KPMG and Ernst & Young in the area of state and local taxes from 1998 until 2003, when he joined the Bredesen administration as Deputy Commissioner of Revenue. He became Commissioner of Revenue in 2006, and when Bredesen left office in 2011 joined with him and Matt Kisber in forming Silicon Ranch.
David Vickerman, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
David brings 25 years of global leadership, executive management, and entrepreneurial experience, having built four successful businesses in Europe and North America. As Silicon Ranch’s Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, David is responsible for project development, EPC delivery and asset management as well as working on the company’s strategic direction.
Prior to his current role at SRC, David was responsible for corporate and strategic development and during his tenure, Silicon Ranch successfully completed a $140+ million institutional equity investment into the company by Partners Group, the subsequent equity transaction with Royal Dutch Shell, as well as closing multiple project finance transactions.
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.