DeKalb solar power campaign offering volume discount

A grassroots campaign to boost solar energy in DeKalb County through the power of bulk purchasing has drawn interest from more than 500 families and businesses. The Solarize Decatur-DeKalb program, the third effort that the organizers have put together in Georgia since 2015, promises bigger discounts as more people and firms sign up for solar […]

City leaders approve solar energy ordinance

Albany and Dougherty County are now ready to encourage the installation of solar energy systems. On Tuesday night, city commissioners amended the zoning ordinance to include solar systems. The ordinance is the same as one passed recently by the county. It lists standards for the construction of solar panels at homes and businesses. Source: City leaders approve […]

Jenkins County solar array goes live, “a win-win for everyone”

A Massachusetts energy company and officials from Jenkins County and the city of Millen on Friday put an additional 28-megawatts of electricity into the power grid from a 233-acre solar array built on a former dairy farm. The $45 million project, developed by Boston-based Citizens Energy Corp., is one of the largest investments in the […]

With Fort Gordon solar array, Army nears renewable power goal

Across the force, the Army is looking for ways to mitigate power supply vulnerabilities and increase the resiliency of its installations. For now, Fort Gordon will benefit just indirectly from the solar array, but the goal for the future will be to provide more direct advantages including the ability to store power generated by the […]

Ribbon-cutting held for Army’s Fort Gordon solar project

Down a wooded trail on Deans Bridge Road, there’s a sea of solar panels as far as the eye can see. Georgia Power, Fort Gordon and state officials came together Wednesday to celebrate the project with an official ribbon cutting. “This project is a way we can do our part, and the benefits go far […]

Georgia on path to keep greening despite Trump concerns

The Solar Foundation ranked Georgia 15th in the nation for solar jobs earlier this year. The state’s approximately 3,000 solar jobs spread over 195 companies were expected to grow at a rate of about 12 percent this year. Source: Georgia on path to keep greening despite Trump concerns | SavannahNow

Lawmakers seek to spark more use of solar law

Georgia legislators are looking at tweaking a 2015 state law that has so far fallen short of its goal to encourage more people and businesses to install small-scale solar power projects. Source: Georgia lawmakers focusing on 2015 solar power law to spark more

Solar in Georgia enters new phase

Continuing its ascent as a solar powerhouse, Georgia’s electric cooperatives across the state are adding solar to their portfolios. The 41 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) in Georgia are rapidly becoming the next solar frontier in the state through a program called Cooperative Solar. Driven by consumer demand and EMC interest, Green Power EMC created Cooperative Solar […]

Georgia Republican champions solar energy

Lauren “Bubba” McDonald is showing that solar energy is not a partisan issue. McDonald is a lifelong Republican, the chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission, and one of the state’s biggest advocates for solar energy. Source: Georgia Republican champions solar energy – Yale Climate Connections

City expands use of solar energy

The city will be adding to its number of active solar panels after the city council approved a proposal at its Oct. 6 meeting to build a solar array, or a group of panels, at both the old and new Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plants. Source: City expands use of solar energy | Local News | […]