Utility-scale solar power plants completed under large-scale solar initiative in Georgia
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
Origis Energy, a leading international investment and development firm focused on deployment of utility-scale and distributed generation commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced the completion and dedication of two solar power plants in Georgia, representing the state’s second largest solar installations. The two solar power sites, with a combined capacity of 23.5 megawatts (MW)DC, are located in Camilla and Woodbury, Georgia and will deliver clean solar energy to Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation's largest generators of electricity, under the utility’s Large-Scale Solar Initiative.
“We are proud to be involved with such groundbreaking solar energy projects with Georgia Power. Origis Energy will continue to increase its solar footprint in the U.S., which by the end of 2016, should reach an installed capacity of roughly 300 MW of solar assets.”
“We are pleased to see these solar facilities coming online as part of our Large-Scale Solar Initiative,” said Ervan Hancock, renewable implementation manager for Georgia Power. “Georgia has one of the fastest growing and most competitive solar markets in the nation. Through agreements with developers like Origis Energy, which allow us to cultivate cost-effective solar energy for our customers, we anticipate more than 500 new solar projects across the state will be brought online in the coming years.”
Commissioned in December 2013 the solar installations utilize 78,160 solar photovoltaic panels to generate enough power annually for nearly 6,000 homes. The green energy production of the solar plants will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 27,000 tons each year.
“These solar power installations represent significant progress for adoption of solar power in Georgia and the entire Southeast,” said Guy Vanderhaegen, president of Origis Energy. “We are proud to be involved with such groundbreaking solar energy projects with Georgia Power. Origis Energy will continue to increase its solar footprint in the U.S., which by the end of 2016, should reach an installed capacity of roughly 300 MW of solar assets.”
Source: Business Wire