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 beyond being able to produce cheaper energy,” Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, commanding general of the U.S. Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, said at the event. “It allows us to provide a cleaner and safer environment for our kids and grand-kids. As we’ve seen, our continued crucial role as energy leaders will have an immediate impact as well as the cultural shift on how we think about energy, how we acquire energy and how we use energy.” Fifteen months ago, the 270 acres on Fort Gordon where the solar panels sit was just a field, but now it provides 30 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough to power 4,300 homes per year.
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