Georgia Power is fully committed to the research and development of cost-effective renewable energy resources, and actively supports research and development of solar energy resources in an effort to better understand how the development of distributed generation solar will affect the safety and reliability of the existing electric grid.
Georgia Power's Solar Demonstration Project
Housed on the roof of Georgia Power's headquarters, the Rooftop Solar Demonstration Project features eight arrays and six different panel types, three inverter types, which convert solar power from DC to AC current, and two different array orientations. Nearly 44 kW total can be generated from the arrays, with a 15 kW AC-coupled battery. The energy generated by the PV panels will partially offset the electricity needs of Georgia Power's corporate headquarters.
This Solar Demonstration Project is part of Georgia Power's ongoing commitment to evaluate various aspects of solar to assist in educating customers on solar as a possible renewable resource.
Other ongoing Projects
Georgia Military Projects
Georgia Power plans to build, own and operate three separate solar facilities at Fort Stewart, Fort Benning and Fort Gordon.
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Southern Company Solar Initiatives
The clean and plentiful sunshine of New Mexico is now producing electricity for some 9,000 homes as the Cimarron Solar Facility has begun commercial operation. At 30 megawatts, Cimarron is among the nation's largest solar photovoltaic plants.
Butler Solar Farm
In June of 2012, Southern Company and Turner Renewable Energy acquired a 20 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in Nevada - the Apex Solar Facility.
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