Georgia Power and Atlanta-based Solar Design & Development (SD&D) have collaborated to develop and install around the state a series of solar projects totaling 19 MW. These installations will represent Georgia Power's first retail utility-scale solar power development. When complete, the projects will more than double Georgia's solar production.
The 19 MW of solar capacity, part of Georgia Power's 50 MW large-scale solar initiative approved last year by the Georgia Public Service Commission, will be added to the company's growing renewable energy portfolio. Georgia Power has contracted to purchase the output for the next 20 years.
In addition, Georgia Power awarded SD&D a 1 MW contract under the company's solar request for proposals (RFP) issued in May 2011. Solar resources from this RFP will supply Georgia Power's subscriber-based Green Energy program, bringing the total capacity in the program to 5.4 MW. The 1 MW plant on 10 acres in Upson County, Ga., recently became operational.
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