HAZLEHURST, Ga., Dec. 1, 2015 – Green Power EMC, participating EMCs and Silicon Ranch Corporation today joined with state and local officials and guests to dedicate a 20-megawatt (MW) AC solar generating facility in Jeff Davis County in southeast Georgia near Hazlehurst.
Construction was recently completed on the ground-based solar facility, which is situated on a 135-acre tract and includes about 87,000 solar panels. This makes it one of the largest solar generating facilities in Georgia.
The full output of the Hazlehurst solar facility is being sold under a 25-year contract to Green Power EMC, a renewable energy provider owned by 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs). Twenty-seven EMCs are receiving power from the Hazlehurst project. The solar facility is expected to produce more than 43,000 megawatt hours of clean, renewable energy annually – enough to offset 30,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.