Skip to main content

Georgia Solar

Share
Solar Installed (MW):
1,552.98
National Ranking:
10th (22nd in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
173,638
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.75%
Solar Jobs:
4,310
Solar Companies in State:
227 (45 Manufacturers, 100 Installers/Developers, 77 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$2,061.89 million
Prices have fallen
53% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
2,453 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th)
Number Of Installations
1,596

2017-YIR-GA

Get more solar industry data.

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

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Georgia 

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

Georgia State Policy Resources

Looking for a local installer? Use the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in Georgia, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

Georgia State Solar Policy Resources

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

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