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GreyStone Power to participate in large Georgia solar project
Posted on: July 7th, 2014
GreyStone Power Corporation will soon receive energy from one of the largest solar energy projects in Georgia, GreyStone Power President/CEO Gary Miller has announced. GreyStone is one of 27 electric cooperatives that will purchase the output of the planned project for a 25-year period through Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs).
“The addition of one of the largest solar projects in Georgia to our power generation portfolio demonstrates our commitment to help develop the state’s renewable resources,” says Miller. “We are excited to be a part of this major expansion of solar energy in Georgia.”
The ground-mounted solar array will be constructed near Hazlehurst, Ga. in Jeff Davis County, and will be one of the largest solar generating facilities in Georgia. The array will occupy approximately 135 acres and will incorporate over 878,000 solar modules. Once completed, it will generate more than 43,000 megawatt (MW) hours of clean, renewable electricity annually. The project is being built by owner-operator Silicon Ranch Corporation based in Nashville, Tn. Construction begins in 2014, and the facility will produce electricity by the end of 2015. The 20 MW project will produce electricity to serve about 3,000 EMC households. The Hazlehurst project will nearly double the total renewable capacity of Green Power EMC from 32 MW to about 52 MW.
Want to learn more about solar technology, including water heating and photovoltaics? Sign up for a free GreyStone seminar, Solar Energy 101, to be held at GreyStone’s main office in Douglasville on Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For more info and to register, visit greystonepower.com or call 770-370-2070.