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In a ceremony held at the Governor’s Reception Room at the Arkansas State Capitol on Friday, April 22, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Becky Keogh announced the Aerojet Rocketdyne Solar Farm won the inaugural ADEQ TECHe Award.

The TECHe Award was presented for the first time this year as recognition for advances in, or innovative use of, technology that breaks new ground in protecting resources or improving the environment by going beyond traditional environmental control measures, approaches or outcomes. The award was received by Silicon Ranch and its partners on the project including Aerojet Rocketdyne, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC), Southern Arkansas University Tech (SAUTech), Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporation (OECC), and Highland Industrial Park, Inc.

Click here to read ADEQ’s award announcement.

Click here to read the press release announcing the project as a finalist.