Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Thursday a boost for Georgia’s workforce. Solar energy will power 400 new jobs in Early County, in the southwest part of the state.
The Nashville-based Silicon Ranch is partnering with Georgia Electric Membership Corporations and Early County officials to invest more than $150 million to develop three solar facilities.
The governor calls the investment, "A new day in rural Georgia."
The project will include hiring workers for the expected 10-month construction project.
"Georgia EMC and its affiliates have more than tripled their existing solar portfolio — further contributing to their commitment to serve the people of rural Georgia in the most cost-effective and innovative way," Kemp said.