On April 6, 2020, construction commenced at the 25-megawatt (MWac) Appling Solar Farm in Appling County, Georgia. The project officially began generating power in December 2020 and is part of the portfolio of projects that provides 100% renewable energy to Facebook’s Newton Data Center. The Appling Solar Facility will also feature Silicon Ranch’s unique land management program, Regenerative Energy®.

25 MWac
Project Size
Solar Panels
Solar Modules
189 Acres
Site Footprint

Silicon Ranch commends the nearly 150 local workers who constructed the Appling Solar Farm over 8 months. To learn more about the project, please view the following project tribute video for the partnership between Silicon Ranch, Walton EMC, and IEA.

We Do What We Say We Will Do
“In 2020, our team expanded Silicon Ranch’s legacy for successful project delivery and for ‘doing what we say we will do’ by working proactively and responsibly to navigate a global pandemic and deliver these projects on schedule for Walton EMC and Facebook. We thank all the men and women at IEA and Georgia Transmission Corporation who supported our efforts and helped us continue this compelling economic development narrative in the state of Georgia.”

-Reagan Farr, Silicon Ranch Co-Founder and CEO

Regenerative Energy® at Appling Solar Farm

Silicon Ranch is committed to better solar farms and a healthier planet. Through our Regenerative Energy® program, we help communities generate clean solar electricity and healthy soil and food. Regenerative Energy® keeps solar farm land in agricultural production. To deliver Regenerative Energy®, Silicon Ranch partners with regenerative ranchers and local farmers to use holistic agriculture practices on solar farms. These practices remove carbon from the atmosphere, enrich the soil, improve air and water quality, and increase biodiversity. Regenerative Energy® leads to restored natural resources and overall stronger ecosystems while creating additional high value long-term jobs.

The Appling Solar Farm initiated select Regenerative Energy® practices in 2021 and has already seen positive land regeneration outcomes: more plants per square foot covering more soil and increased plant diversity.

Project Partners

Silicon Ranch
Walton EMC
IEA Constructors