Two south Georgia counties are among seven sites being considered for construction of what would be the world’s largest solar farm. Sumter and Tatnall counties are in the running for a $1.4 billion, 400 megawatt project to be built by Florida-based National Solar Power. Four other sites are being considered in Florida, with one other in North Carolina.
Georgia has lagged behind other states in alternative energies like solar. But a new solar farm--the state’s biggest--is doubling Georgia Power’s use of solar electricity and positioning the state to catch-up in the green energy race.