GA Solar Is Fighting the Good Fight for More Rooftop Solar in Georgia - Donate Today!

Every three years an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is filed with Georgia's Public Service Commission (PSC), which has a huge impact on the solar industry in Georgia. The IRP outlines how utilities plan to deliver energy to millions of customers over a 20 year timeframe, and lays out a vision for the mix of power sources that comprise our grid.

GA Solar provided testimony on Tuesday, May 14th to make a strong case for why more distributed generation, also known as rooftop solar, is important for homes and businesses in Georgia – and we got a lot of what we asked for! The IRP ruling was voted and approved on July 16th. The ruling will more than double the amount of solar currently installed in Georgia! 50MW’s will be strictly for customer-sited DG (distributed generation) aka rooftop solar!

GA Solar also intervened in the 2019 Rate Case at the PSC. The outcome was a new mandate requiring Georgia Power to offer retail net-metering a.k.a. monthly netting for all behind-the-meter systems. This is a huge benefit to rooftop solar as it creates opportunity to install larger solar projects with shorter return on investments.

The fight for fair and equitable solar policy continues…

As a result of the IRP ruling, we’ve been given an unprecedented opportunity to challenge the method Georgia Power uses to calculate the rate solar producers are paid for power they supply to the grid. This rate is called “avoided cost”, and Georgia Power claims the way it’s calculated is a trade secret. Putting together a strong testimony will require substantial funding for the attorneys and expert witnesses that can and will prove the true value of solar before the Public Service Commission.

It's your sunshine Georgia, harness it with solar PV!!!



Your donations - both small and large - to the Georgia Solar Energy Association (GA Solar) supports our efforts to extend the benefits of solar energy to all Georgians and keep our solar industry strong. (More Solar for All, Y’all!) By donating below, your funds will have an immediate impact on our efforts. Help us by supporting energy Independence for Georgia!

Your contribution is tax-deductible. It helps us promote solar adoption, remove artificial barriers to solar installation, provide information and networking opportunities for solar professionals and interested Georgia residents, and encourage industry best practices. Support energy independence, economic growth, good jobs, clean air and energy cost savings statewide with your contribution to GA Solar.

If you are interested in donating to GA Solar, you can send a check to:
Georgia Solar Energy Association
1199 Euclid Ave, NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307