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Solar Bill May Get New Life in Alternate Committee

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A frustrated state senator is taking his proposal to allow third parties to provide solar power to Georgia homes, businesses and other buildings to another committee on Thursday after he says the bill spent two weeks languishing on purpose.

Senate Bill 401 would let outside companies install, own and maintain alternative energy systems. While the bill has support from lawmakers, businesses and environmental groups, the bill faces strong opposition from power companies, which argue the proposal would drive up rates and violate existing competition rules.

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