Georgia Power on Wednesday dedicated the first of two planned solar facilities to supply its new Community Solar program. The two megawatt solar project, comprised of 8,200 panels and covering more than 10 acres in northeast Georgia, will deliver energy for the new program which gives subscribers a bill credit based on actual solar energy production at the facility. Leaders from Georgia Power, Georgia Public Service Commissioners Lauren “Bubba” McDonald and Tim Echols, as well as community and business leaders marked the occasion at a special event in Comer.
“Collaboration between Georgia Power, the Georgia Public Service Commission, solar companies and communities across the state have helped continue to position Georgia as a national solar leader,” said Greg Roberts, vice president pricing and planning for Georgia Power. “Community Solar is the latest addition to a variety of Georgia Power programs that give customers the flexibility to choose how they want to support the growth of solar energy in our state.”
In addition to the new Comer facility dedicated today, the company plans to construct another one-megawatt facility to supply the program in another part of the state.