With our Community Solar program, you can enjoy similar benefits as customers who own their own solar panels. Sign up now and get the opportunity to support the development of solar power in Georgia by subscribing to a portion of local solar farms. Every month you'll receive energy credits on your monthly bill based on the solar farm’s production.
Our Community Solar program is locally sourced and provides our residential customers with an opportunity to support renewable energy and the development of solar power in the state.
With this program, you don’t have to worry about how much solar panels cost. It’s perfect for residential customers who are interested in solar but either do not want or are unable to host their own solar panel installation.
This is a premium program designed to create access to solar energy and allow customers to support the further growth of solar while receiving energy credits.
For $24.99 per block per month as a line item on your electric bill, this program is ideal for residential customers who are interested in solar but unable to install their own solar panels.
These customers include:
Note: The Community Solar Program is for residential customers on the standard residential service rate only, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to limited availability, enrollment does not guarantee your participation, and acceptance into the program will be subject to verification by Georgia Power. You will be notified of program enrollment prior to your first Community Solar billing. If enrollment exceeds availability, you will automatically be added to a waiting list.
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Georgia Power has constructed a total of 8 MW of new solar farms to supply the program. Two megawatts are in service near Athens, Georgia, 2.4 megawatts are in service near Augusta with an additional 3.6 megawatt farm near Savannah.
Georgia Power's Community Solar program costs $24.99 per 1 kilowatt (kW) block per month. You are eligible for one block, regardless of your monthly usage. If you would like to purchase more than one block, your individual allocation will be calculated based on your energy usage for the 12 months prior to enrollment. There is a maximum of 10 blocks per customer.
Any residential customer on the standard residential service rate located in the Georgia Power service territory may apply to participate in the program. If you are a participating Community Solar customer and you move within the Georgia Power service territory, you can continue to participate in the Community Solar program without losing your subscription.
The Community Solar program is designed to offer customers who cannot install solar at their premises an opportunity to participate in the continued development of renewable energy. The Community Solar program costs $24.99 per 1 kW block per month. This program charge helps capture the full value of benefits received by program participants.
The monthly charge was also designed specifically so that Georgia Power is neutral (i.e. no harm or benefit) and so that non-participating customers are not subsidizing the program for those participating in Community Solar. Georgia Power's Community Solar program pricing is competitive with other community solar programs throughout our state.
The monthly production of a 1 kW subscription block is estimated to be in the range of 115– 215 kilowatt-hours (kWh), with the average monthly production estimated to be 165 kWh. Note that solar production can vary due to the sun's angle, time of year, the number of cloudy days in the month, and other factors.
You should expect that the Community Solar charge to participate in the program may exceed any bill credits received from solar production. The program is designed to allow you to support solar through your monthly subscription, and is not intended to result in energy savings.
By enrolling in Community Solar, you get the benefit of receiving a pro-rata share of the energy produced from the portfolio of farms. We are unable to predict how much solar energy will be produced at any given time by the Community Solar farms.
Your Georgia Power bill will include a line item showing your monthly subscription fee and your pro-rata share of the farms' solar generation (in kWh) during the month, which will offset your electric consumption based on your number of Community Solar subscription blocks. Please note that your bill will still include charges for your remaining monthly energy usage, according to your existing residential rate, including any applicable taxes, franchise fees or environmental costs.
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You may enroll in an initial 12-month subscription, which automatically renews on a month-to-month basis unless canceled. You may cancel at any time but are required to provide 30 days' notice to Georgia Power. There are no termination fees. However, you must wait 12 months after cancellation before becoming eligible to rejoin the program.