Google, Johnson & Johnson, Target and Walmart have signed up to buy electricity from solar through the utility’s new program for large consumers. NextEra and Origis will build and own the projects which supply the program.
The CEO of the southern power giant has made a pledge of heavy carbon reduction at the BNEF Future of Energy Summit, but the details are murky and contradictory, and wrapped in layers of mythology.
The utility has reached 970 MW of installed solar power capacity. With four new projects totalling 649 MW, this which will bring Georgia Power to 1,619 MW by the end of 2019.
Facebook’s new datacenter in Georgia will be 100% renewable and powered by hundreds of megawatts of solar power, while Fifth Third Bank has also gone 100% renewable with an 80 MW North Carolina solar farm.
The inaugural Solar in the Southeast report by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy finds a large disparity between progress in the Carolinas and Georgia versus the rest of the region.
The outspoken proponent of solar will now chair a board with a pro-solar majority, as Georgia becomes one of the top U.S. markets for large-scale solar.
Georgia Power has awarded a power contract to the PV maker and developer under its latest solicitation. The project will utilize First Solar’s large-format Series 6 modules.
President Trump’s tariff decision was not the worst-case scenario for the U.S. market, but GTM Research says that it will still have effects, particularly in marginal and emerging regional markets.
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