United Renewable Energy (URE) has completed a 2 MW AC solar facility as the first installment of Georgia Power’s community solar program.
The project, located in Comer, Ga., is owned by Georgia Power and was developed, designed and constructed by URE. The associated renewable energy credits (RECs) are retired on behalf of Georgia Power’s community solar program participants.
Hosting the solar array are landowners Scott and Patricia Carey, who found that hosting the project is an ideal way to turn previously open pasture land into a revenue-producing asset, explains URE. Their family farm is adjacent to a nearly 100-year-old country store in an area known as Gholston’s Stand. This lightly rolling land turned out to be an ideal location to support solar.
“In the farming economy, where diversification is increasingly vital, solar projects use the sun and land to bring a stable income stream to landowners,” states William Silva, CEO of URE. “Georgia Power again proves to be the landowner and developer’s best choice to partner with on this exciting renewable energy project.”