Mon., May 18, 2015 11:18am
Solar farms need vast stretches of undeveloped land and abundant sunshine. That also describes the ideal habitat for the gopher tortoise.
Fri., December 12, 2014 8:55am
Solar power in Georgia is as cheap as it’s ever been. And Georgia Power has announced large scale solar developments. BUT that activity hasn't translated to homeowners yet.
Wed., November 19, 2014 12:41pm
According to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the number of people employed in solar power jobs jumped from 800 in 2012 to 2,600 in 2013.
Thu., May 15, 2014 2:01pm
The Army says three of its bases in Georgia will soon be generating some of their electricity from solar power. The Army announced Thursday it plans to install arrays of solar panels at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Fort Benning outside Columbus and Fort Gordon in Augusta.Those plans are part of an Army-wide goal to increase its reliance on renewable energy.
Thu., July 11, 2013 1:50pm
The state Public Service Commission voted Thursday to approve Georgia Power’s 20-year energy plan – including an additional 525 megawatts of solar power. Along with the utility’s existing solar program, that will bring almost 800 megawatts of solar online by 2016.
Thu., July 11, 2013 11:39am
Utility regulators will require that Georgia Power add more solar energy to its system. The elected members of the Public Service Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to require that Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power seek to add 525 megawatts of solar energy to its network.
Sun., July 7, 2013 11:00pm
The state Public Service Commission is gearing up for a big vote later this week. It's on Georgia Power’s 20-year plan for providing energy to customers. The utility wants to shutter 16 coal- and oil-fired units, but it is drawing criticism for not including more solar energy and other renewables in the mix.
Tue., July 2, 2013 2:33am
The state Public Service Commission votes next week on Georgia Power’s 20-year plan, the road map for providing electricity to 2.4 million customers. That includes the mix of fuels the company will use and the efforts the company undertakes to get customers to use less energy. This happens every few years. But this time, Georgia Power also wants to retire 16 coal- and oil-fired power-generating units at six power plants.