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Rooftop Solar Installation Options


Rooftop Solar

Solar energy systems are wired behind a customer’s meter when they are planning to offset their energy usage from the grid. Our goal is to provide you with information to help you make an informed decision on whether or not solar is a good option for your home and the next steps if you would like to move forward with a solar installation.

How it Works

Solar panels are typically mounted on the rooftop but can also be ground mounted. The panels harness energy from the sun and converts it into usable power in your home.

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Ready to Install

Customers who have already decided to install a solar system and hired a contractor should begin by placing an interconnection application before connecting to the Georgia Power grid. Most contractors will place the application on behalf of the customer.

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Is a Solar Installation Right for You?

Use our residential solar advisor tool to explore considerations and estimated costs for a solar panel installation on your home. Get real life figures to help you determine the best solar program for you and your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get more details by reading common questions and answers.

Does Georgia Power offer any incentives or rebates for residential solar installations?

Neither Georgia Power nor the State of Georgia currently offer any incentives or rebates for residential solar installations. However, there is a federal investment tax credit available for 30%. We would recommend speaking with an accountant or CPA to ensure you can take advantage of it when you file your taxes the next year. For more information, please visit the EnergyStar website

How can I find out if solar is right for me?

We offer a Solar Advisor tool that will ask you a series of questions to help you decide if a solar installation could be a good option for you. You will need your Georgia Power account number to complete this tool with the option to be contacted about installing solar. With your Georgia Power account number handy, please select "View Tool" below, to visit our Solar Advisor Tool and determine if solar is a viable option for your home.

How much does it cost to install a behind-the-meter solar energy system?

System installation costs vary based on the size of your home, available mounting roof space, complexity of the roof design and budget. The amount of energy produced is based on several factors like: tilt angle, orientation, and shading conditions. The Solar Advisor Tool will help you estimate what a solar installation could cost as shown here.


Below 1,600 Sq. Ft.
4kW System Size
Installation Cost


1,600—3,499 Sq. Ft.
6kW System Size
Installation Cost


$3,500+ Sq. Ft.
10kW System Size
Installation Cost

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