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Phoenix Solar and Silicon Ranch Corporation have partnered to build a 38.6 MW solar plant just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. While Georgia Power will buy the solar-generated electricity under a 20-year PPA deal.

Named the Simon Solar Farm, it will be one of the largest utility-scale solar power facilities in the state and Phoenix Solar’s largest solar installation in its 14-year history. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, with Phoenix Solar providing all engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services to Silicon Ranch. The solar park will be mounted on 161 acres of land (a one-time cotton farm).

Phoenix Solar will also provide long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) support for the park and underscores the company’s strategic realignment, moving its operational focus to high-growth regions, including the U.S. and Asia.

The Simon Solar Farm is the most recent collaborative project between Silicon Ranch and Phoenix Solar, which have built several solar power facilities in the Southeast. Murray Cameron, CEO and president of U.S.-based Phoenix Solar, said, “The Simon Solar installation represents a giant step forward for the adoption of solar power in Georgia and the entire Southeast, and we are proud to be playing a key role in the region.” Matt Kisber, Silicon Ranch’s president and CEO, added that the strategic partnership with Phoenix Solar “allowed us to accelerate the timetable for bringing this project online this year.”

FULL STORY: PV Magazine