12/7/15—Georgia only pulls a fraction of a percent of its electric energy from solar power. Despite a boom in the industry that installs panels on rooftops of offices and homes — and even in fields in rural Georgia — and a slow trickle of legislation that has made it easier to tap the renewable resource, solar power is not where it could — or should — be in the state. Strong utility interests (some of whom are slowly coming around) and complex qualms over dollars and cents in the past have hindered real progress. But the push for clean energy has finally started to gain traction.
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