SolAmerica, Citizens Energy complete four solar projects in Georgia

SolAmerica Energy LLC and Citizens Energy Corp. announced Feb. 4 the completion of four solar projects totaling 5.1 MW in various locations in the state of Georgia.

The projects are part of the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative under which the Georgia Power subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) will purchase power generated from the projects under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.

The completed projects are:

  • Taylor County Industrial Park, Butler, Ga., 1.8 MW, Ground Mount
  • Cook County Farm, Lenox, Ga., 1.3 MW, Ground Mount
  • Terrell County Industrial Park, Dawson, Ga., 1 MW, Ground Mount
  • Goolsby Farm, Sasser, Ga., 1 MW, Ground Mount

SolAmerica developed and provided turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction services for the projects. Citizens Solar, a division of Citizens Energy Corp., financed and will own the four projects as part of a larger portfolio acquired in the state in 2014-2015.

“We are pleased to bring these important projects on-line as part of the 8.1 MW that SolAmerica developed and constructed in 2014-2015 in the state of Georgia,” said R. Stanley Allen, president of SolAmerica. “Citizens is an outstanding partner, and we certainly hope to work with them in Georgia and elsewhere in the future.”

Brian Morrissey, Managing Director of Citizens said: “Georgia is an exciting market for Citizens Energy, and we are proud to work with a talented company like SolAmerica to bring clean, renewable energy to the state.”

Founded in 2009, SolAmerica Energy is a leading Developer, EPC, and Operations & Maintenance Provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for commercial, industrial, and government clients. With offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, N.C., SolAmerica said it has extensive experience delivering high-profile solar projects.

Citizens Energy is a 501(c) 4 non-profit that was founded in 1979. Beginning with oil-trading ventures in Latin America and Africa, Citizens Energy has used revenues from commercial enterprises to channel millions of dollars into charitable programs in the U.S. and abroad. Citizens Energy’s current commercial enterprises focus on renewable energy and transmission development.

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