HAZLEHURST, Ga., June 18, 2015 – Nashville-based renewable energy provider Silicon Ranch Corporation and Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), announce that construction is set to begin on Silicon Ranch’s 20MWAC project in southeast Georgia.
Silicon Ranch has selected California-based Phoenix Solar to construct the ground-mounted solar project near Hazlehurst, Ga., in Jeff Davis County. Once completed, it will be one of the largest solar generating facilities in Georgia, occupying approximately 135 acres and incorporating over 89,000 solar modules. Furthermore, the facility will generate more than 43,000,000 kilowatt hours of clean, renewable electricity annually. That amount of clean energy offsets nearly 30,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions from burning nearly 32,000,000 pounds of coal or, put another way, the emissions from more than 6,000 passenger cars.