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There are more than 237 solar companies at work in Georgia. Georgia has very strong solar potential. 

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Facts on the Georgia Solar Industry

  •  Solar Installed: 1,500.1 MW (1,067.2 MW in 2016)1
  •  National Ranking: 9th (3rd in 2016)
  •  State Homes Powered by Solar: 170,000
  •  Solar Jobs and Ranking: 3,924 (16th in 2016)2
  •  Solar Companies in State: 237 companies total; 47 Manufacturers, 100 Installers/Developers, 80 Others3
  •  Total Solar Investment in State: $2,017.60 million ($1,243.16 million in 2016)
  •  Price Declines: 55% over last 5 years
  •  Growth Projections and Ranking: 2,333 MW over next 5 years (ranks 9th)
  •  Potential Losses in Suniva Trade Case: Georgia stands to lose 1,400 solar jobs in 2018 if Suniva’s recommendations to the U.S. International Trade Commission are adopted in full4

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Notable Installations in Georgia

  • Butler Solar Project 103 was completed in 2016.  This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 103 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 11,656 Georgia homes.5
  • Several large retailers in Georgia have gone solar including Anheuser-Busch, General Growth Properties and IKEA. IKEA has installed one of the largest such installations with 1 MW of solar capacity at their location in Port Wentworth6
  • At 20 MW, Butler Solar Farm 20 in Butler is among the largest solar installations in Georgia. Completed in 2015, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 2,263 homes.7

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Solar Companies in Georgia 

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Georgia State Policy Resources

Georgia Public Service Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Georgia public utilities

Georgia State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Georgia

Georgia Energy Policy - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

Georgia Tech University - Read about the innovative solar technology research taking place at Georgia Tech

DSIRE Incentives Database Georgia - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Georgia and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Georgia State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Georgia – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Georgia, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Official State Affiliate: Georgia SEIA

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list

6Ibid

7SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016

MW Installed
1,500.07
Number Of Installations
1,558
Solar Jobs
3,924
National Ranking
9th (3rd in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar
169,765
Solar Companies in State
237 (47 Manufacturers, 100 Installers/Developers, 80 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$2,006.72 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection
2,335 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th)