ATLANTA, Oct. 25, 2017 - Georgia Power has opened pre-enrollment for a community solar project that would allow residential customers to receive a bill credit based on actual production at a solar facility. The program, designed in coordination with and approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission, allows community members to support generation of clean power even if they are unable to install a photovoltaic (PV) system at their homes. The program will be supported by 3 megawatts (MW) from new Georgia Power solar facilities, including a 2 MW facility under construction near Athens, Georgia. “Georgia is a national solar leader because of efforts like Community Solar that benefit all customers and diversify our fuel mix, while also driving the expansion of renewable energy resources in the state,” said Wilson Mallard, director of renewable development at Georgia Power. Participants will pay a small fee each month in exchange for a monthly credit based on a solar facility’s production. The monthly credit may only be used to offset a portion of the customer’s electric consumption and has no cash value.

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