Continuing a long-standing tradition with Georgia’s U.S. military bases, Georgia Power’s largest self-build solar facility is providing a clean, emissions-free energy resource to the region through its Robins Air Force Base project.
The 128-megawatt project spans 650-acres and includes more than 470,000 solar panels to help power both the base as well as homes and businesses in the Macon-Bibb County area and beyond. Built in collaboration with the Central Georgia Joint Development Authority, Houston County, the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, Peach County, 21st Century Partnership, Macon Bibb County, Robins Air Force Base and the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition, this Georgia Power facility is providing a clean, emissions-free energy resource to the region.
“When this idea was first sparked, we knew this was a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with middle Georgia leaders to make a real impact in the area – to bring a clean, emissions-free energy resource to the region and support such a vital cornerstone of the community – Robins AFB,” said Toni Hannah, Regional Director at Georgia Power. “It is our largest solar project associated with a military facility and Georgia Power’s largest self-built solar facility.”
Georgia Power currently owns and operates more than 200 MW of large-scale solar at six other Georgia military bases, including projects with the U. S. Army at Fort Benning, Fort Gordon and Fort Stewart. There’s also a collaboration with the Department of the Navy at SUBASE Kings Bay and at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, as well as at Moody Air Force Base.
Through its various solar programs, the company is adding millions of solar panels to Georgia’s energy landscape while also ensuring clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy for customers.