Global Leader in International Renewable Industry News

posted in:

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

posted in:

Other Renewable News

Intersolar North America strengthens focus on growing energy storage market 23-04-2014
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA again donates renewable energy certificates to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Honor of Earth Day 23-04-2014
3M celebrates 10-year record of EPA ENERGY STAR sustained excellence award 23-04-2014
SolarWorld powers spread of grass-roots community solar purchasing from coast to coast 23-04-2014
Canadian Solar to supply 43MW of solar modules in Japan 23-04-2014
Nice-Pak products and PDI complete largest Rooftop solar array in Rockland County 22-04-2014
Renewable Energy Group achieves one billion gallon milestone 22-04-2014
KYOCERA invests in solar projects valued at $38M with U.S. Light Energy 22-04-2014
InterGen announces agreement with IEnova for the purchase of 50 percent of the first phase of the EnergĂ­a Sierra Juarez wind project 22-04-2014
Southern Company subsidiary and Turner Renewable Energy strengthen renewable portfolio by closing on second California solar plant 22-04-2014