Georgia’s solar industry adds jobs as PSC calls for more solar energy

2/13/14—Georgia has climbed to 16th place in the nation in 2013 for the number of workers in the solar industry, according to a new report by The Solar Foundation. Georgia has added some 1,800 solar jobs since 2012, bringing the total number of jobs in Georgia’s solar industry to about 2,600, the report found. Source: […]

A Georgia Republican Is Working To Increase Access To Rooftop Solar Power

1/30/14—A Georgia state lawmaker on Tuesday introduced legislation that would encourage more solar power in the state by making the solar panel purchase process more like buying a car — allowing citizens to lease, rather than buy, solar panels for their homes. Source: A Georgia Republican Is Working To Increase Access To Rooftop Solar Power […]

Georgia bill would allow rooftop leasing for solar panels

1/29/14—Amid the falling snow blocking the sun Tuesday, Rep. Mike Dudgeon introduced legislation designed to bring solar power to more homes and small businesses. “Enabling free-market financing will spur growth in our state’s solar industry, attract investment from local, national and international companies, and create high-quality new jobs for Georgians,” said Jason Rooks of the […]

Ga. Republican unveils solar bill

1/28/14—Georgia property owners would be able to contract directly with solar energy installers to finance the installation of solar panels under legislation introduced in the General Assembly Tuesday. The bill would let property owners lease solar panels instead of having to buy them with cash up front, said Georgia Rep. Mike Dudgeon, R-Johns Creek, the […]

Eight Reasons Conservatives Should Love Renewables

In Georgia, solar advocates and conservative activists have been successfully garnering support for solar by promoting it as part of property rights. A big focus of the effort has been passing laws that let Georgia residents lease solar panels, which wasn’t allowed under a 1970 law. “Are New York bondholders more important than Georgia ratepayers? This […]

Sun rising on solar energy in Georgia

12/28/13—Last week, Georgia solidified its place as a national solar energy leader. In a display of bold, thoughtful leadership, the Georgia Public Service Commission dismissed a proposal to punitively tax solar customers. This action allows for the continued trend of Georgia homes and businesses choosing to harness solar technology’s homegrown energy supply. Source: Commentary: Sun […]

Huge Victory for Solar Power in Georgia

11/20/13—In stark contrast to the situation in Arizona, Georgia Power customers with solar panels won’t be charged an extra monthly fee.Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Co., made that decision this week, withdrawing a proposal that would have tacked on nearly $30 a month to their utility bills if they installed panels after Jan. 1, […]

SEIA Applauds Decision to Abandon New Solar Fee in Georgia

11/20/13—“Once again, common sense – and overwhelming public support – have prevailed on the side of clean, affordable solar energy.  SEIA applauds the Georgia Public Service Commission and its staff for listening to the concerns of solar homeowners and business owners in Georgia, who would have been socked with an unfair and unwarranted fee on […]