Georgia Gets On Solar Power Bandwagon

We cover plenty of solar developments in California and Arizona, but Georgia? Not so much. That’s why we’re happy to report that ESA Renewables and Suniva will be teaming up to build a 1 megawatt (MW) solar farm located approximately 100 miles northeast of Atlanta, which, upon completion, is expected to constitute the largest privately held ground-mounted system in thbe state of Georgia.

The solar farm–slated for 100 miles northeast of Atlanta, in Blairsville–will span a total of approximately five acres, making use of  four “Advanced Energy 260kW PV Powered” inverters and 4,340 solar modules from Suniva. The approximately 1,303,000 kWh of energy the system is expected to generate annually will be sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority through its Generation Partners pilot program, which provides incentives for solar installation while allowing individual households to sign on for green power under its Green Switch subscription.

Georgia Solar Farm

image via ESA Renewables

Suniva is based in Atlanta, while ESA Renewables-which designed, engineered and constructed the project–is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida. The project will be developed by Trey Pippin of Renewable Properties, and will be the first solar farm in the Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation Territory

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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    Glad to see solar spreading to other sunny regions! The southwest cant carry the nation, energy needs to be regionalized.