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Connecting with the Community

Prior to becoming what is now known by area residents as the Motlow Firing Range, the site where we are locating SR Tullahoma served as a WWII U.S. Army camp. In addition to restoring the land using Regenerative Energy®, Silicon Ranch is exploring various ways the company can best preserve it for the area and neighboring community college’s use including reverting a portion of it to hiking trails and a recreation area.

Watch as Nick carries out a site walk of the future home of SR Tullahoma with Silicon Ranch’s Reliability Engineer, Eric Spraggins, the two discuss the future facility’s impact in the local community. An area local, Eric grew up about two miles from the site, and in the conversation recalls visiting the site with his Boy Scout troop and hiking in the area. 

“It’s very exciting to see that Silicon Ranch is involved and able to reuse this land,” says Eric, “the community is very receptive.” The two discuss the community’s positive reception of the facility and briefly discuss one way the company works to increase the facility’s value to the local community, beyond providing clean, cost-effective, reliable renewable energy, via possible agricultural and recreational opportunities. 

Engaging local communities from a project’s conception all the way to delivery helps us measure the project’s social return on investment – and also maximize our positive community impact in the neighborhood.