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Georgia solar farm starts making electricity for Facebook


December 15, 2019

BLAKELY, Ga. (AP) — A new solar farm is generating electricity in southwest Georgia.

State and industry officials gathered Friday to inaugurate the Bancroft Station Solar Farm near Blakely.

Solar farm developer Silicon Ranch of Nashville, Tennessee built the installation for Walton Electric Membership Corp., a north Georgia electric cooperative. Walton has a contract to supply the power to Facebook for a data center Facebook is building in Newton County.

Silicon Ranch says it hired 675 workers to help build the solar farm, with more than 350,000 solar modules spread out over 1,200 acres (...

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