As solar technology continues to advance and we learn more about renewable energy, we want Georgia Power to be your go-to source for useful, detailed information you need to make the transition to solar a lot easier.
Georgia Solar Potential
The potential for solar energy use in Georgia is dependent upon the amount of sun shining on the earth's surface called "solar insolation."
Several factors such as weather patterns, humidity and haze can affect local insolation levels. However, as can be seen in the solar map below, insolation values in Georgia are significant enough to support solar energy systems in our state, with the southern two-thirds of Georgia having solar insolation values equivalent to most of the state of Florida.
Solar Basics: Learn more about the basics of how solar works from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Solar Electric Power Association: The Solar Electric Power Association provides solar info from the utility company perspective.
Cost and Production
The Open PV Project: Nationwide data on solar PV installations from NREL.
PVWatts Georgia: Use the NREL PV watts calculator to estimate the amount of energy your solar panels will produce in an annual period.
An uncapped 30% federal income tax credit is available to homeowners for solar equipment placed in service before December 31, 2019. Find information about tax incentives at the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy. Please consult your tax advisor to determine how this federal incentive may apply to your particular circumstances.Back to Top ↑