Bredesen-backed Company Launches Solar Venture

Silicon Ranch, the solar venture tied to former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen and his economic development team, has begun work on what it says will be the state’s largest privately owned solar installation, according to the Nashville Business Journal.
The $5 million, 1.4 megawatt solar power plant in Pulaski will ultimately be part of a larger Pulaski Energy Park, according to a statement from the company. That park, set for construction on 25 acres owned by Silicon Ranch, will include classrooms, administrative and service space, according to the company.
Executives cast the move as a step forward in the green economy.
“Our intent is to provide low-cost solar energy with a focus on creating green jobs and increasing capital investments in clean energy here in our state,” Matt Kisber, president and CEO, said in a statement.
The facility is the first deal the company has made public since its formation. In August, the Nashville Business Journal revealed the company’s business model, following quiet maneuvering by Kisber and his team that first became publicly known as Bredesen, a Democrat, left office.

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