HOUSTON, TX (October 10, 2018)—Silicon Ranch was awarded a Green Power Leadership Award in Green Power Market Development from Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today for its work in building and growing the voluntary market for renewable energy. The Green Power Leadership Awards are competitive awards that recognize organizations and individuals for outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. They were presented at the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference in Houston, TX.
“Silicon Ranch has helped develop utility-scale solar projects in a part of the country that is largely underserved by renewable energy, but has great resource potential,” said CRS Executive Director Jennifer Martin. “By working in partnership with large public and private customers, the company has demonstrated that successful projects can happen where they’re needed most.”
“Our goal at Silicon Ranch has always been to ensure that Americans have access to a reliable, affordable, and clean energy supply,” said Matt Kisber, Co-Founder & CEO. “We are honored by this recognition from Center for Resource Solutions because not only is it a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Silicon Ranch team, but also it is a tribute to the vision and leadership of our forward-thinking customers across the country.”
Silicon Ranch, a solar owner-operator based in Nashville, TN, works with corporate off-takers, utilities, and solar developers to develop some of the largest utility-scale solar arrays in the Southeast, a market largely underserved by renewable energy deployment. The company works with a diverse set of customers and partners, including utilities, military and defense facilities, small to large industrial facilities, and commercial businesses.
Silicon Ranch developed and owns and operates the Aerojet Rocketdyne Solar Farm, a pioneering project which was completed in December 2015 in partnership with Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporation and the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation. It was the first utility-scale solar facility in the state of Arkansas.
The company also completed Volkswagen’s 8MW direct-feed photovoltaic solar system in 2012, which serves VW’s Chattanooga manufacturing and assembly plant. The first of its kind in the Tennessee Valley, the ground-mounted solar installation covers approximately 60 acres and uses over 33,000 solar panels to generate clean, renewable energy that supports VW’s “Think Blue” global sustainability commitment.
To learn more about the other 2018 Green Power Leadership Award winners, visit www.greenpowerleadershipawards.com.
About the Green Power Leadership Awards
The annual Green Power Leadership Awards (GPLAs) are competitive awards that recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. By choosing green power instead of conventional electricity, consumers, businesses, and organizations can support increased deployment of renewable energy technologies that will reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation and increase energy security. The GPLAs are presented by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the annual Renewable Energy Markets conference. Learn more at www.greenpowerleadershipawards.com.
About Silicon Ranch Corporation
Silicon Ranch is the U.S. solar platform for Shell and one of the largest independent solar power producers in the country. Silicon Ranch develops to own all of its projects for the long-term, a distinction that means the company is deeply committed to its partners and communities and stands behind the performance of its facilities day in and day out. The company’s operating portfolio includes more than 120 facilities across 14 states from New York to California, including the first large-scale solar projects in Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. To learn more, please visit www.siliconranch.com and follow on Twitter @SiliconRanchCo.
About Center for Resource Solutions
Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) is a national nonprofit with global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Its leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets. For more information about its programs, visit www.resource-solutions.org.