Solar Easements

In determining that the use of solar energy “can help reduce the nation’s reliance upon imported fuels,” Georgia encourages the development of solar-energy systems. Accordingly, under Georgia’s Solar Easements Act of 1978, easements may be established to allow owners of solar-energy systems to negotiate for assurance of continued access to sunlight. Any easement must be created in writing and is subject to the same requirements as all other legal easements. The easement must contain: A description of the airspace affected by the easement Any terms and/or conditions under which the…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Net Metering

Note: On May 12, 2015 Georgia’s governor signed House Bill 57 which allows residential and commercial customers to enter into third party financing deals for solar systems.
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Wind (Small), Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

 

Interconnection Guidelines

Interconnected customers must comply with all relevant national standards, including those established by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Underwriters Laboratories (U…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Wind (Small), Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

 

TVA- Green Power Providers

Note: Enrollment for 2015 was conducted from January 26th to February 13th.
Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

 

City of Chamblee- LEED Requirement for Public and Commercial Buildings

Chamblee is the first city in the State of Georgia to mandate LEED certification for private development. In addition to public buildings, this requirement applies to commercial buildings, office…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, State Government, Multifamily Residential
Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Georgia Power- Solar Buyback Program

Georgia Power, the state’s largest utility, has established a green power program, that allows the company to purchase limited solar generation at a premium price based on other customers volunta…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Georgia Green Loans Save & Sustain Program

Georgia Green Loans, a non-profit microlending agency, offers funding to “green” businesses using funding from a Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) grant. The GEFA grant is based on State Energy Program funding from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Georgia Green Loans is using this funding for the “Save & Sustain” program to subsidize commercial energy audits for Georgia small businesses and commercial property owners, and to provide low-interest loans for energy-efficient improvements. Georgia Green Loans will cover most of the costs for…
Eligibility: Commercial, Agricultural
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Lighting, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers… More

 

TVA- Mid-Sized Renewable Standard Offer Program

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) now compliments the small generation Green Power Providers Program by providing incentives for mid-sized renewable energy generators between 50kW and 20MW to…
Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Landfill Gas, Anaerobic Digestion

 

TVA- Solar Solutions Initiative

Solar Solutions Initiative (SSI) is a pilot program that offers additional financial incentives for Solar PV systems participating in the Renewable Standard Offer program. Applications for new…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools… More
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

Source: U.S. Department of Energy