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News: Solar Power continues to shine in Georgia

News: Solar Power continues to shine in Georgia

The Macon Telegraph reports that a 52Megawatt facility stretching across 480 acres in Jeff Davis County is now the state’s largest solar fueled power generator in the state. This clean and renewable energy solar array created more than 300 jobs, with many employing local residents. Owned and operated by a Tennessee company, the power is being purchased and distributed by Green Power EMC.

In February, President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn proudly announced that they are leasing 10 acres of land on their farm in Plains, GA to SolAmerica, where solar panels will generate clean electrical power and put it back on the grid for consumers.

Georgia continues to use affordable renewable energy in its energy mix. Major energy providers, like Ga Power, continue to respond to consumer demands and shareholders with additions of renewable energy sources in its portfolio.

In March, Tom Baxter at the Saporta Report wrote that labor intensive solar power employed more Americans than electricity production jobs based in coal, oil and gas.  Baxter adds that wind-energy related jobs tallied 100,000 in our country as of January, outpacing coal energy jobs, which are 20,000 behind wind at 80,000 workers. Renewable energy continues to both decrease in cost and increase in worker numbers, and our air is cleaner.