Solar Brings Prosperity to Georgia's Counties, Towns and Cities

  • Solar helps:
    • Homeowners manage their energy bills.
    • Businesses reduce the impact of energy costs.
    • Farmers get their crops and products profitably to market.
    • Offers many landowners throughout the state a new option for productivity.

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Investment creation 

  • Added together, Georgia’s solar market contributed a total of over $3 billion that spread into communities statewide.

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 Community support

In a new poll by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs, 87% of those surveyed support building more solar power facilities. A majority of those polled said they would support the state requiring that at least 20% of utilities’ electricity comes from renewables, even if it ends up costing the average Georgia household an additional $100 a year on electric bills. Their tolerance for how much more they’d be willing to pay each month varied widely. Learn more from the AJC article, UGA survey: Most Georgians believe in global warming, favor more solar

Tybee Island

Georgia’s coastal Tybee Island was the first community in the Southeast to conduct a successful “Solarize” program to help its citizens purchase solar for their homes at the lowest possible cost. 

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Mitchell County

Rural Mitchell County in South Georgia hosts one of Georgia’s first utility scale solar developments. Skeptical at first of this evolving technology, county officials have come to embrace their solar project – the third-largest economic investment in county history – as one of its proudest features. Here is the Mitchell County story: