Three New Solar Plants Will Power Meta's Georgia Data Center - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar  -  January 17, 2022

Three New Solar Plants Will Power Meta's Georgia Data Center

Three new solar projects that will provide energy to Meta’s data center operations in Georgia are now up and running.

The tech company (formerly known as Facebook) will receive 287 MW of solar energy from the arrays, which were installed through a partnership between Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) and Silicon Ranch. The pair have an ongoing project to supply Meta’s Newton County, Ga., data center with 100% renewable energy; with the newest installations, they have now installed 435 MW of solar energy generation capacity across six projects.

Silicon Ranch will continue to own and operate the utility-scale installations located in southwestern and southeastern Georgia. Meanwhile, construction of the seventh project between EMC and Silicon Ranch, a 125 MW facility in Lee County, is now underway.

“We are thrilled that these new solar projects are now online and will help us continue to meet our goal of supporting our data center in Newton County with 100 percent renewable energy,” Urvi Parekh, head of Renewable Energy at Meta, said in a statement. “We thank Silicon Ranch and Walton EMC for their continued partnership, for their dedication to successful execution, and for sharing our commitment to have a positive impact on the communities where we locate.”

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