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NASHVILLE, May 7, 2018 – EY today announced that Matt Kisber and Reagan Farr, Co-Founders of Silicon Ranch Corporation, are co-finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Southeast. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Kisber and Farr were selected as co-finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 28, 2018 at Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre in Atlanta, GA. 

“Since the day Reagan and I founded Silicon Ranch more than seven years ago, our goal has always been to ensure that Americans have access to a reliable, affordable, and clean energy supply,” said Silicon Ranch Co-Founder and CEO Matt Kisber. “We are honored each and every day to work with our talented team and excellent partners to bring the economic and environmental benefits of utility-scale solar to communities across the United States.”

“Silicon Ranch has earned a global reputation as one of the premier businesses in the solar industry, as evidenced by the recent transaction that makes Silicon Ranch the U.S. solar platform for Shell,” added Co-Founder and CFO Reagan Farr. “Matt and I are humbled by this recognition from EY because it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Silicon Ranch team.”

Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.

In the Southeast, sponsors also include regional platinum sponsors King & Spalding and PNC Bank, and regional silver sponsor Chatham Financial.

About Silicon Ranch Corporation

Silicon Ranch is the U.S. solar platform for Shell and one of the largest independent solar power producers in the country. Silicon Ranch develops to own all of its projects for the long-term, a distinction that means the company is deeply committed to its partners and communities and stands behind the performance of its facilities day in and day out. The company’s operating portfolio includes more than 120 facilities across 14 states from New York to California, including the first large-scale solar projects in Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. To learn more, please visit www.siliconranch.com and follow on Twitter @SiliconRanchCo.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. 

About EY’s Growth Markets Network

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