The Lancaster Solar Farm is part of a portfolio of projects that will provide power to Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) as part of the co-op’s agreement to supply 100 percent renewable energy to Meta’s data center in Newton County, Georgia.
To learn more about how this solar farm supports the local community, please watch the Lancaster Tribute Video.
POWERING META’S DATA CENTER
We do what we say we’ll do, including our commitment to hire locally and to recruit military veterans. As we began hiring veterans, we quickly realized the unique skills that they bring to the team. We are proud to exceed the national average for U.S. military veteran employees and to help develop a solar-ready workforce in the communities we serve. This look at our Lancaster Solar Farm helps illustrate how this approach makes us all stronger.
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““Walton EMC and Meta deserve enormous credit for making this solar project possible and for enabling Silicon Ranch to make meaningful investments in rural communities across the state. As the long-term owner of our projects, Silicon Ranch is committed to the communities we serve, and we are pleased to work with our partners to advance this legacy in Calhoun County.””
-Reagan Farr, Silicon Ranch Co-Founder and CEO
REGENERATIVE ENERGY® AT LANCASTER
Silicon Ranch is implementing its utility-scale agrivoltaics platform, Regenerative Energy®, at the Lancaster Solar Ranch.
Under this holistic approach to solar farm design, construction, and land use management, Silicon Ranch marries clean energy generation and regenerative agriculture, keeping land in agricultural production and restoring it to a functioning grassland ecosystem through managed sheep grazing under and around solar panels and other regenerative pastureland management practices. These regenerative ranching practices sequester atmospheric carbon in the soil, restore vital habitat, biodiversity, and soil health, and improve water quality, while also producing pasture-raised, solar-shaded meats, creating jobs, and building economic and community resilience. Outcomes are measured and third-party verified.