Georgia Power's Simple Solar program allows all customers to support and foster the growth of solar energy by enabling Georgia Power to purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) generated from solar energy resources and retire them on the customer's behalf. Simple Solar is available to all customers, including those with renewable energy goals, those who cannot install a rooftop system, or those who live in an area where solar power is not an option.
Customers can elect to support the growth of solar energy by participating in Simple Solar in connection with either 50 or 100 percent of their monthly energy usage. Those who participate Simple Solar will be billed an additional Solar REC Charge of 1¢ per kWh that is applied, according to the customer's selection, to either 50 or 100 percent of the customer's total monthly energy usage. Simple Solar also offers Large Volume or Special Event purchase options.
Benefits of Georgia Power's Simple Solar program include:
- Supporting Georgia's solar growth and economy
- Providing greater flexibility in utilizing solar
- Helping your business and improving relationships with your customers, employees and the local community
- Improving our environment by supporting the reduction of emissions from fossil fuels
- Utilizing Green-e Energy certified renewable energy credits (RECs)
More about solar energy
Solar energy is power that is harnessed from the sun. The solar Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) Georgia Power purchases for the Simple Solar program are generated through photovoltaic (PV) systems that use semiconductor cells, or modules, which convert sunlight directly into electricity. The PV cells are connected in the form of flat panels and arrays of panels that can be mounted on the ground or rooftops. The energy generated through the use of PV technology produces zero emissions.
Simple Solar FAQs
- What is solar energy?
- How much does Georgia Power's Simple Solar cost?
- What makes up the 1¢ per kWh additional price?
- Who is eligible to participate and how do I sign up?
- Is my purchase of Simple Solar tax-deductible?
- Why should I contribute when my neighbor might not?
- As a consumer, how can I be assured that the energy is from environmentally friendly resources?
- Do the solar RECs I purchase come directly to my house?
- Whom should I contact for more information?