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Ribbon cut on 23.5MW of PV, Georgia Power to buy output

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Origis Energy has cut the ribbon on two solar facilities in Georgia totalling 23.5MW.

Output from the projects in Camilla and Woodbury will be sold to Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, under the utility’s Large-Scale Solar Initiative.

Origis Energy president Guy Vanderhaegen said: “These solar power installations represent significant progress for adoption of solar power in Georgia and the entire south-east.

“We are proud to be involved in such groundbreaking solar energy projects with Georgia Power. Origis Energy will continue to increase its solar footprint in the US, which by the end of 2016 should reach an installed capacity of roughly 300MW of solar assets.”

The schemes were commissioned in December and feature 78,160 PV panels. Construction financing was provided by Seminole Financial Services with permanent financing by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

“We are pleased to see these solar facilities coming online,” said Georgia Power renewable implementation manager Ervan Hancock.

“Georgia has one of the fastest growing and most competitive solar markets in the nation. Through agreements with developers like Origis Energy, which allow us to cultivate cost-effective solar energy for our customers, we anticipate more than 500 new solar projects across the state will be brought online in the coming years.”

Image: the developer's Upson project in Georgia (Origis)

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