EMC contracts another 107 MW of PV power with Silicon Ranch for Facebook's Newton data center

Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), a consumer-owned utility, has signed a contract with US developer, owner, and operator of solar energy plants Silicon Ranch Corp. on behalf of Facebook for a new solar project as part of its agreement to supply 100 percent renewable energy for Facebook's data center in Newton County, Georgia. The Newton Data Center is Facebook's ninth facility in the country. Silicon Ranch will fund, construct, own, operate and maintain the 107 MW (ac) plant »Snipesville II« in Denton, Georgia, an unincorporated community in Jeff Davis County. It will employ single-axis tracking technology and 350,000 solar modules. The plant will come online in 2021. The construction phase is expected to support more than 500 jobs, with the vast majority coming from local labor and subcontractors.

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