Georgia Sees Jump In Solar Energy Jobs

Just like the sun, Georgia’s solar jobs are rising by the day. Georgia now has nearly 4,000 employees working in solar. That’s a 23 percent hike from 2015, according to the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit group that promotes solar energy. These workers have a variety of jobs ranging from installation of solar panels to design […]

Georgia law change may speed solar expansion

Georgia is adding solar energy faster than almost any state in the nation, according to an industry trade group, and there’s more coming. Now lawmakers are considering forgiving a fee for folks who want to install solar power on protected land, while another bill aims to address what some see as a bit of a […]

Georgia 3rd fastest-growing solar power producer in the U.S.

The sun is shining on the Peach State. Georgia is the third fastest-growing generator of solar power in the United States and the eighth-largest producer of solar energy, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Source: Georgia 3rd fastest-growing solar power producer in the U.S. – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Solar pecan processing

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. installed a solar array system in Glennville, Georgia, an investment of more than $2.5 million that is projected to pay for itself in power bill savings and incentives in four to seven years. Source: Solar pecan processing | The Statesboro Herald

Solarize Decatur-DeKalb extends sign-up deadline

A grassroots program to increase the number of solar-powered homes and businesses in DeKalb County has extended its deadline to join the bulk-purchase effort. Solarize Decatur-DeKalb said its new deadline for the program is Jan. 31 rather than Dec. 31. Source: Solar power: Solarize Decatur-DeKalb extends sign-up deadline |

Solarize Decatur-DeKalb aims to boost small-scale solar projects

A grassroots campaign to sign up homeowners and small businesses to bulk-buy solar energy installations for their rooftops in Decatur and DeKalb County is about a month away from a self-imposed deadline. Solarize Decatur-DeKalb is the third such project in Georgia since 2015. But scores of communities have tried the strategy of grouping interested solar […]

Solar-panel roads coming to Georgia next year

Electric avenues that can transmit the sun’s energy onto power grids may be coming to a city near you. Rugged solar panels, capable of withstand the weight of an 18-wheeler truck, are being integrated  into road surfaces. After nearly five years of research and laboratory tests, they’re constructing 100 outdoor test sites and plan to commercialize […]

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 […]