Fri., May 24, 2013 7:00pm
The Southern Co. is brainstorming ways it can more widely incorporate renewable energy such as solar power into its traditional business model.
Tue., May 21, 2013 7:26pm
The solar industry in Georgia wants to force an electric monopoly to use more renewable energy. Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power is presenting its plans for meeting the state's energy needs over the next 20 years.
Tue., November 20, 2012 6:17pm
Georgia’s elected utility regulators gave a nod Tuesday to companies looking to compete with Georgia Power on solar energy, but it didn’t come without a fight.
Mon., September 24, 2012 12:00am
The competition to provide solar energy in the state is heating up. A company last week filed a proposal with the Public Service Commission to start an independent solar utility. GPB’s Ellen Reinhardt reports Georgia Power plans to submit its own solar proposal this week.
Fri., February 24, 2012 7:49am
A bill allowing third parties to lease solar panels has been tabled in the Senate Regulated Industries Committee. 45 other states have already passed similar legislation.
Tue., December 6, 2011 5:33pm
Three French solar-energy companies are exploring the potential Georgia market for their products this week. They see Georgia and the southeast United States as growth markets for residential solar power.
Tue., October 18, 2011 4:32pm
Georgia’s solar industry says an old state law is stifling Georgians’ access to the energy resource. And a push is on to get lawmakers to change it. The state’s 1973 Territorial Electric Service Act prohibits anyone from selling power—except to a utility. Utility companies say it’s a vital law to protect their infrastructure investment and ensure customer protection.
Mon., September 5, 2011 12:08pm
Georgia Power is taking bids for a project that will generate enough solar energy to power 20,000 homes. It’s the company’s largest solar undertaking. The Public Service Commission charged Georgia Power to expand its solar investment earlier this year.
Thu., September 1, 2011 2:37pm
Three solar manufacturers in the nation have gone belly up in recent months because they can’t keep up with cheaper production in China. But Georgia solar companies are weathering the global market fluctuation favorably...some even benefiting from it.
Mon., July 11, 2011 11:46am
Georgia Power says it wants to add 50 megawatts of solar energy to its system by 2015. Georgia Power Vice President Greg Roberts told a conference Monday that a proposal now before state utility regulators would expand the use of solar energy beyond the power company's existing program.