Georgia Power Launches Solar Research Project


Georgia Power has teamed with Southern Co. to launch a rooftop solar demonstration program aimed at increasing the use of renewable energy in Georgia.

Georgia Power has begun installing seven different commercially viable photovoltaic panels on its roof to test which solar technologies perform best with Georgia's weather patterns and climate.

The project, funded by Southern Company and Georgia Power, will generate cost and performance data of leading solar technologies and will assist customers interested in purchasing photovoltaic panels for their own homes or businesses. The project will collect data from the panels for a minimum of one year.

Energy generated by the PV panels will partially offset the electricity needs of Georgia Power's corporate headquarters. Each test technology will be capable of producing approximately four kW. Four of the solar technologies have been installed, while the remaining technologies will be implemented as they become available.

SOURCE: Georgia Power

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