7-Acre Solar Farm Coming To Chattooga County, Ga. - Independent Green Technologies

7-Acre Solar Farm Coming To Chattooga County, Ga.

Published on August 5th, 2014

Georgia is home to one of the nation’s fastest-growing solar electricity program, and the state is pushing things further with the upcoming addition of a new solar farm.

The solar farm will be located in the small town of Lyerly, GA which is home to about 500 residents. The massive solar farm will contain some 4,400 photovoltaic panels, and produce up to 1.2 megawatts of solar renewable energy.

Solar Farm

Above is an example of a solar farm.

These panels will be placed on a newly cleared 7-acre plot in Lyerly. Hannah Solar, the company behind this project, will install the 4,400 panels and sell the project to an undisclosed buyer after its completion. Georgia Power has already signed a 20-year contract to buy electricity from the facility after completion.

Why is this solar farm important?

This massive solar farm will be another push forward in solar, not only showcasing how large solar projects can get, but also highlighting the ever growing demand for clean renewable energy from utilities and residents alike.  The advent of solar farms will also reduce the need to build future power plants and the money saved can be re-invested into current infrastructure.

Although solar panels cannot run when the sun isn’t present, it will help during peak energy usage hours, when the sun will be up and solar panels will be most active. During these peak hours, the sun is providing the highest amount of energy, and it’s also the peak time when high energy consuming air conditioners are running.

Another solar farm example

Example showing how vast solar farms can be.

Georgia’s Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald Jr. has a lot to do with the state growing in renewable solar energy usage. McDonald is an advocate for solar technology, stating that the field has advanced tremendously in the last few years, while price has continued to drop.

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