Silicon Ranch and Mortenson partner to construct solar project in Southeast Georgia


Mortenson has began constructing an 86MW solar facility for Silicon Ranch in Jeff Davis County in Southeast Georgia.

When the project is finished, Silicon Ranch will supply the renewable energy it produces to Green Power EMC, the renewable energy provider for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) across the state, at cost-competitive rates.

Mortenson is in charge of the facility’s design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover.

Silicon Ranch, one of the nation’s largest independent solar power producers, is funding the installation and will own and run the array for the long term.

The design of the project includes civil, foundations, racking, modules, inverters, electrical collection systems, and balance of system hardware. Construction is now underway and will be done by the end of this year.

The project, located in Denton’s unincorporated community, extends the presence of Silicon Ranch in Jeff Davis County, where it already owns and operates three solar projects in Hazlehurst totaling 112MW.

“At Silicon Ranch, we believe we can make a positive difference in the communities we serve, and we’re pleased to work with Mortenson to execute this vision in Jeff Davis County. Hundreds of our neighbors helped to build our three previous projects in Hazlehurst, and we are excited about bringing that local experience to bear for this new project as well. We thank our partners at Green Power EMC and the Georgia electric cooperatives for making this project and these investments possible.”

Reagan Farr, Co-Founder and CEO Silicon Ranch.

“More than 30 EMCs will share in the energy produced by this new facility, and we are grateful for the support from our members and for the partnership we have with Silicon Ranch. We are proud that in addition to providing our members with reliable, affordable, renewable energy, our work can further support economic development in Jeff Davis County.”

Jeff Pratt, president Green Power EMC.

“We look forward to working with Silicon Ranch on the Snipesville solar project in Georgia and are proud to be helping to provide renewable energy to Green Power EMC’s network in the state. This is a great opportunity for individuals in the area with experience or those seeking new skills to learn about building solar and help to secure our sustainable energy future.”

Trent Mostaert, general manager and VP of Mortenson.
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