Georgia Homeowners going to Solar Power
The most significant incentive to install solar panels for homes and businesses in Georgia is the federal solar tax credit. At the end of 2020, the amount of the credit will decrease from 26% to 22% of the cost of the solar Installation.
The future of solar is bright in Georgia, and Georgia Power is leading the way in making our state a national leader in solar energy. To help meet our customers' growing electricity needs, Georgia Power is committed to using reliable, cost-effective, renewable energy sources that work best in our state.
The Customer-Connected Solar Program, a 25-megawatt (MW) Distributed Generation customer-sited program. The new Customer-Connected Solar Program will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis until the 25 MW Alternating Current (AC) portfolio is filled, or until January 2022, whichever comes first.
This program allows Georgia Power customers to partner with any solar developer to build a solar facility on or adjacent to a customer’s property. Georgia Power will purchase 100% of the energy generated and retire the Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) associated with a participant’s solar facility on his/her behalf, allowing the customer to claim the renewable benefits of the local solar energy.
Jobs related to solar power increased in Georgia from 3,696 in 2018 to 4,798 last year, according to the 10th annual National Solar Jobs Census released by the Solar Foundation today.
That nearly 30% increase in jobs placed Georgia first in the rate of growth and second only to Florida in the number of jobs added last year. Nationwide nearly 250,000 are employed in the solar energy field.
By Mary Landers
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at 10:57 PM
Savannah Morning News