Solar Power Buy Back & Installation

Depending on your circumstances, installing a solar array at your home or business may be a good opportunity to consider. If you're considering a solar installation, it is very important that you understand your current rate. Georgia Power offers several different rate structures, each of which will provide energy savings from solar production differently. Georgia Power is your go-to source for all the information you need to determine if solar is right for you.

Renewable & Nonrenewable Tariff (Small generators ≤ 250 kW)

Georgia Power purchases renewable energy from eligible providers on a first-come, first-served basis until the cumulative generating capacity of all renewable sources reaches a specific amount set by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). Georgia Power will purchase solar energy through the renewable energy resources tariff at the company's Solar Avoided Cost rate as approved by the PSC in Docket No. 16573.

The program limitation on renewable energy resources is limited to 10 kW for residential and 250 kW for commercial, as specified by the combined nameplate rating of the inverter.

For more details, see the Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Tariff RNR.

 

Interconnection requirements are defined in the following document: Operation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in Parallel with the Distribution System (PDF).

Qualifying Facilities (QF)

Georgia Power customers who generate electricity may sell some or all of that electricity back to Georgia Power. Small generators (≤ 250 kW) are eligible to sell their electricity under the Renewable & Nonrenewable Tariff. Larger customers (≤ 80 MW) may sell their electricity as a Qualifying Facility.

Interconnection requirements are defined in the following document: Operation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in Parallel with the Distribution System (PDF).

Ready to connect to the grid?

Customers who desire to connect their solar installation to offset usage and/or sell electricity under our available programs should apply here online.

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Solar Installation

Considering a Solar Installation for your Home?

As your energy partner for solar, we're committed to providing you the information and guidance you need to make an informed choice. Use our interactive online tool "Is a Solar Installation Right for You?" to see an estimate for solar installation. To further explore the possibility of a home solar system, we encourage you contact a Georgia Power Solar Energy Expert. Our Solar Energy Experts will review your home and energy usage to help you customize an option that best fits your needs. If you decide to make the transition to solar, you can purchase your system from a vendor of your choice, including Georgia Power. For more information, please email us at G2GPCSEE@southernco.com.

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Need to Interconnect Your Solar Installation?

Plug your solar system into Georgia Power's grid to ensure your electricity needs are always met. See our Interconnection Requirements - Operation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in Parallel with the Distribution System (PDF) and when your installation is ready we'll help you interconnect.