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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 3:57am

Georgia Power To Supply Solar

Georgia Power has received permission to build solar collectors around the state big enough to supply 1,000 homes with electricity.

The state’s Public Service Commission voted Tuesday to approve the utility’s integrated resources plan—the company’s blueprint for how to supply electricity to customers statewide.

However, the PSC also rejected a motion that would have doubled the amount of solar the company would have to use.

The motion would have forced the utility to buy solar power from private industry.

A PSC commissioner says it would have expanded the commercial viability of emerging solar technology.