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Tennessee solar provider Silicon Ranch Corporation’s 13-megawatt solar farm on the east side of Fort Lupton will result in roughly $20 million in economic impact for the local area. The project will generate enough power to supply nearly 2,500 households. Construction is to be completed in spring 2016 and will occupy almost 112 acres of a 140-acre site owned by Silicon Ranch Corporation at 16307 Highway 52.

United Power, a rural electric cooperative providing service for 75,000 homes and businesses in Northern Colorado, has a power purchase agreement with Silicon Ranch Corporation to purchase 100 percent of the electricity generated from the solar farm for the next 20 years.

Silicon Ranch is not a stranger to the Northern Colorado area. In May, the Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association announced that it would lease the power from an 8-megawatt Silicon Ranch farm built on two separate Weld County sites and completed later this year.