Sustainable Georgia: Gaining Some Green

This article was originally published by Ben Young in the April edition of Georgia Trend.

Solar

Today, 678 clean energy firms provide 19,633 full-time jobs in the Peach State – almost the same as the number of active physicians working here. The industry generates more than $2.9 billion in annual gross revenue and includes building efficiency, renewable energy, geothermal, smart grid, energy storage, fuel cell and alternative vehicle fuel sectors.

It’s no secret that 2014 was a breakthrough year for solar. The Public Service Commission approved more than 600 megawatts of new solar capacity. Solar companies provided 2,683 full-time jobs and $610 million in gross revenue. Georgia Power entered power purchase agreements for 10 solar facilities with a combined capacity of 515 MW.

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