Georgia Power intros Community Solar program for residential market

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Georgia Power has introduced Community Solar, the newest way for residential customers to help support the growth and development of renewable energy in Georgia.

The program, approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission, allows residential customers to subscribe to receive a bill credit based on actual production at a solar facility. This new program was designed in coordination with and approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

“The Community Solar initiative is the latest addition to a wide variety of Georgia Power programs available that make it possible for more customers to support the growth of solar energy,” said Wilson Mallard, director of renewable development at Georgia Power.

Participation in the program will cost $24.99 per 1 kilowatt (kW) block per month in exchange for a monthly credit based on a solar facility’s production.

Customers are limited to their estimated monthly energy usage and a maximum of 10 1-kW blocks, with a total of 3,000 blocks available for subscription. The monthly credit may only be used to offset a portion of the customer’s electric consumption from Georgia Power for that month and has no cash value.

The solar production of a 1 kW subscription block will vary due to season, number of cloudy days and other factors, but is estimated to be in the range of 130 – 240 kilowatt-hours per month.

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