Solar installers battling threat to small-scale projects

10/23/15—Georgia solar installers won a major victory this year when the General Assembly unanimously passed legislation letting them offer third-party financing to make solar panels more affordable.

But with the new law now more than three months old, installers and other solar energy advocates say Georgia Power Co. is under-compensating property owners for the electricity their panels are producing, discouraging the small-scale solar projects at the heart of the installers’ businesses.

“Georgia Power clearly has a preference for large-scale utility solar,” said Jason Rooks, director of government affairs for the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association. “We need to put some focus on distributed generation because there are benefits to those electrons.”

Source: Solar installers battling threat to small-scale projects – Atlanta Business Chronicle

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