Georgia

Walmart to host solar power on 130 more sites

The world’s largest retailer has slipped in recent rankings, but is planning to pursue more solar, both at its facilities and through third-party purchases of power.

Georgia Power kicks off “green tariff” program with 177 MW of solar projects

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.

Southern Company pledges “low-to-no” carbon electricity by 2050

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.

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Georgia Power to hit 1.6 GW renewable energy goal years early

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.

Corporate PPAs alive and well – Facebook & Fifth Third Bank sign on

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.

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The Carolinas lead as solar booms in the Southeast

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.

Solar advocate Lauren “Bubba” McDonald appointed GPSC chair

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.

First Solar to build the largest solar plant in the South

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.

GTM Research predicts 11% reduction in the U.S. solar market from tariffs

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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510 MW of solar contracts awarded in Georgia

The three projects that won through Georgia Power’s large-scale renewable energy program came in at an average of $36 per megawatt-hour.

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