Solar group: Georgia Power not on track to meet 100 MW solar target by year’s end

The Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association (GASEIA) has asked the Georgia Public Service Commission to enforce an order requiring Georgia Power to have 100 MW of solar power under contract by year-end 2016, according to SNL Financial. Source: Solar group: Georgia Power not on track to meet 100 MW solar target by year’s end | […]

Series highlights ‘Stories of Solar’ in the Southeast

As one of the sunniest places in our country, the Southeast has perhaps the most to gain from the benefits offered by solar power. With good-paying solar industry jobs on the rise in the United States, Southeastern states could reap considerable economic dividends by embracing solar power—but this will only happen if utility companies and […]

Georgia Power agrees to bigger solar and wind boost

Georgia Power is making a big move into solar power and other renewable energy — about three times bigger than it originally planned — under a deal state regulators are expected to approve Thursday. If the Public Service Commission’s five-member board approves a recent compromise on Georgia Power’s long-term plan, the utility will add as […]

Augusta solar energy project breaks ground

Augusta’s three five-acre solar panel arrays will place it first in Geor­gia among municipal solar projects, Mayor Hardie Davis said Monday. “These are the types of projects that can work, they do work and they make good business sense to the city of Augusta. I couldn’t be more proud of that today to say we […]

Valdosta goes solar

The city will soon be looking toward the sun. In a unanimous vote Thursday night, Valdosta City Council decided to partially power the Mud Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant with solar panels.Switching to solar is expected to save the city approximately $9,000 a year, according to city documents. Source: Valdosta goes solar | Local News |

Georgia Power agrees to major commitment to solar

Georgia Power Co. will add 1,200 megawatts of renewable energy to its electrical generation portfolio during the next five years, enough to power nearly 200,000 homes, under an agreement with the state Public Service Commission (PSC). Source: Georgia Power agrees to major commitment to solar – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Q&A: How a Georgia Republican pushed his state forward on solar

At first glance, Lauren “Bubba” McDonald Jr. doesn’t seem a likely advocate for solar power. The 77-year-old Republican, now in his third term on Georgia’s Public Service Commission, is a lifelong conservative, a vocal Donald Trump supporter and a critic of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. He’s also one of the state’s strongest proponents of […]

Fort Benning unveils $75 million solar facility

Surrounded by acres of solar panels on the western edge of Fort Benning, Army and Georgia Power Company officials celebrated on Wednesday a joint project that will produce renewable energy for the post. The $75 million facility, built in about two years after it gained the required state approval, has 134,000 solar panels over more […]