Nov. 23, 2012
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) commends the Public Service Commission for its bold vision in voting to advance solar development in
The commission voted unanimously
Tuesday, Nov. 20
, to authorize an additional 210 megawatts of solar energy to the Georgia Power portfolio. Best of all, 90 megawatts will be allocated to small, medium and residential solar projects in addition to utility-scale development.
"The Georgia Solar Energy Association is thrilled to see the Public Service Commission not only authorizing a significant short-term deployment of solar energy through its current regulatory structure, but also encouraging legislative leaders to reconsider the current policy restrictions that have prevented the state from achieving its enormous potential for solar energy production," said
, GSEA executive director. An
Arizona State University
third among U.S. states for unrealized solar production potential.
Moore said the PSC decision validates solar as a viable, cost-effective method of delivering power to
's homes and businesses. "Solar creates jobs, keeps rising energy rates in check, protects our air quality and makes
more self-sufficient when it comes to meeting our energy needs."
The Georgia Solar Energy Association, the voice of
's solar community, will continue its efforts to educate the voters and the elected officials who serve them about the benefits of solar energy. For more information, visit
About the Georgia Solar Energy Association:
The Georgia Solar Energy Association, comprised of leading experts in solar manufacturing and installation, academia, finance, and the law is leading the effort in
to promote the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy through education, advocacy and industry support. Our members are working together to make
a leader in innovation, creating jobs, and attracting investment.
SOURCE Georgia Solar Energy Association