Walton EMC + Silicon Ranch: Bring More Solar to Georgia
All seven solar facilities are part of an ongoing collaboration between Walton EMC and Silicon Ranch to supply 100 percent renewable energy for Meta’s data center in Newton County, Georgia. Walton EMC and Silicon Ranch have now completed the installation of six projects totaling 435 megawatts (MW) on behalf of Meta, catalyzing meaningful investments in six separate rural communities across the state.
With the first six solar projects now in commercial operation, Silicon Ranch has begun construction of the partners’ seventh project together, the DeSoto I Solar Farm, a 125 MW facility located in Lee County.
Construction is expected to be completed before the end of 2022, bringing the total capacity of the partners’ portfolio to 560 MW of new renewable generation in Georgia.
“Our important work with Meta and Silicon Ranch has already generated more than half a billion dollars in capital investment across half a dozen counties throughout Georgia, and we are pleased to expand this legacy to Lee County,” said Walton EMC CEO Ronnie Lee. “We are pleased to be working together again to help meet Meta’s goal of supporting its Georgia operations with 100 percent renewable power.”