Energy Policy

Southface is actively engaged in helping shape energy policy at the federal, state and local level. The organization has served on numerous business, foundation, nonprofit and government advisory committees and is often consulted by private industry and professional associations connected to the energy and building industry. is a comprehensive source for Georgia's energy data. The site is a free resource developed by Southface with assistance from Georgia State University's Geospatial Laboratory. The site provides interactive maps, charts and tables that allow users to understand Georgia’s total energy, electricity and solar trends. The Solar Map available on is the most complete and current source for Georgia solar installation data. is listed on the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Georgia portal. The EIA is the definitive source for energy data in the United States.

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Georgia Clean Energy Industry Census

In 2013, Southface and its partners in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia conducted the first-ever Southeast Clean Energy Industry Census. The 2013 Georgia Clean Energy Industry Census is part of the broader four-state Southeast Census.

Southface identified 611 firms that are in Georgia’s clean energy industry, which includes the solar, wind, biomass, hydroelectric, geothermal, smart grid, energy efficiency, energy storage and alternative vehicle fuel sectors. Of these 611 firms, 381 participated in the Census. These 381 Georgia clean energy firms generated $2.6 billion of gross revenue in 2012 and provided over 9,700 full-time jobs in 2013.

Please visit for interactive charts and graphs regarding Census results for Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Click here to view the Southeast Clean Energy Industry Census Report.

Click here to view the Georgia Clean Energy Industry Census Report.

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Images courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory