Calculate Your Solar Savings Potential
Use our Solar Savings Estimator to find out how much you could save with solar energy.
Find An Installer
Georgia Power does not recommend specific solar system types or installers. Georgia Power does recommend using a solar installer who is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. Learn more about NABCEP and find certified professionals in Georgia. Georgia Power does not install or sell solar panels at this time.
Additional information and tools to help you choose a solar installer are available on these sites:
We recommend getting quotes from at least three installers before making your choice.
If you would like more information on solar panel installation, Georgia Power is here to help. Contact us and a Solar Expert will help you.
Most banks and financial institutions will make home improvement loans for solar panel installation. Additionally, leasing solar panels may be an option for customers to have solar installed on their home without up-front costs. Check with certified installers to learn more about financing options available in Georgia. Georgia Power does not guarantee customers will be approved for financing or leasing.
Third-Party Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) Are Not Allowed in Georgia.
Third-party solar power purchase agreements (PPAs), where an entity other than the incumbent electrical supplier offers to sell electricity to customers, are not allowed in Georgia. Unregulated third parties cannot make retail sales of electricity to utility customers in Georgia. Georgia law provides that retail electric sales can only be purchased from your assigned utility.
Incentives Available in Georgia
Incentives in the form of federal and state tax credits, accelerated depreciation and low-interest financing may be available. The current federal business investment tax credit is 30 percent for solar energy equipment placed in service before January 1, 2017, after which the credit becomes 10 percent. The federal incentive was also available as a cash grant in lieu of tax credit if construction of the project began prior to January 1, 2012, and certain other conditions were met.
A 30 percent residential energy tax credit is also available for solar electric and solar water heating equipment placed in service on a residence before January 1, 2017. Georgia's Tax Credit for Clean Energy Property provides up to a 35 percent state income tax credit (spread over four years) for the purchase of solar electric and solar water heating property for businesses and residences. This tax incentive is available to applicants until January 1, 2015, on a first-come, first-served basis, is capped at different dollar amounts for business or residential installations, and has an annual statewide cap of $5,000,000. You can also visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) website to view current state and federal incentives available. Please consult your tax advisor to determine how these federal and state incentives may apply to your particular circumstances.
Interconnect with Georgia Power
Your Solar Energy Expert can help you interconnect with Georgia Power. Click here to learn about your options to sell electricity back to Georgia Power.
The Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act
Please submit an online application here.
Did You Know?
Georgia Power has a wholesale contract to supply 1 megawatt of energy to Dalton Utilities produced by solar generation facilities. See more of our solar projects.
We're Here to Help
Georgia Power has Solar Energy Experts who can help you learn if solar energy is right for you. Please call
Solar Buy Back
Learn how to sell solar energy generated at your home or business to Georgia Power.
Investing in Solar
Georgia Power has installed solar panels on the roof of our corporate headquarters in downtown Atlanta. See how much solar energy we are producing right now.
See Live Solar Results
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