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Coal Heavy Georgia Power to Add More Solar Power to the Mix

Georgia Power isn't exactly known for its use of renewable energy resources. In fact, given that the utility meets about 75 percent of its power supply with coal, you could plausibly argue the Southern Company subsidiary is known for the opposite.

Nevertheless, more solar energy projects in Georgia may soon be on their way. As relayed by PV Tech, Georgia Power is looking for about one megawatt (MW) worth of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be built within its service territory:

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Colorado in Top Two for Solar Power Potential, Arizona Study Says

Arizona State University's School of Business released a report in late November that places Colorado among the top two states in the country in potential solar energy generation -- and among the top three in states that would benefit the most from widespread deployment of solar energy.

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Georgia Eager for Cleaner Energy Policies, More Megawatts

The Georgia Public Service Commission recently gave the green light for Georgia Power to build its own solar power installations. But the move has not satisfied Georgia residents who envision a vibrant, homegrown renewable energy industry. Nor is Georgia Power's plans, which call for one megawatt at the outset, enough to move the state up from its current ranking of 38th in the nation in solar power supplied by individuals into the grid.

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Georgia Power Plan to Install a Bit of Solar OK'd

Posted by Adam Sewall In Wednesday, July 7 2010 under: Georgia Power, Georgia Solar, Southern Company, Utility Solar

The Georgia Public Service Commission yesterday OK'd a plan that will allow Georgia Power Co. to develop its own solar energy projects, while rejecting a proposal that would have required the utility to purchase from third-party solar power developers.

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