Renewables provider REC Solar and turnkey solar service firm Chroma Energy Group have completed three solar projects in north Georgia as part of Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) program.
The projects – Whitfield Cooper, Gordon Pine Hall, and Chattooga Gore – will have a combined 17,160 solar modules with a total solar capacity of 7.9 MWdc. Chattooga Gore was the last of the three sites to be completed, entering commercial operations in October 2023.
“To date, this marks our 47th solar project with Georgia Power. For more than 25 years, REC Solar has accelerated the transition to solar, and we’re proud of our continued role in helping to provide Georgia residents with 88.4 MW of clean energy through participation in Georgia Power programs,” said REC Solar CEO Lawrence Denney.
Chroma, which provides energy project EPC services to utilities, government entities, and industrial and commercial businesses, also provided full-service installation for all three locations, including civil, mechanical, and voltage work.
“Despite facing challenges with site conditions, particularly at Gore due to wet areas, the team showed remarkable ingenuity in overcoming these hurdles, making sure the projects stayed on track for their goal completion date,” said Chroma Project Manager Robbie Thomas.
Project financing was provided by REC Solar through a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement with Georgia Power. As part of the agreement, Georgia Power will pay a fixed monthly rate for the electricity produced by the systems. REC Solar will be expected to provide maintenance and upgrades for each project.
“We’re proud of our work in Georgia and look forward to fortifying the power grid in the years to come,” said Chroma CEO Ed Rottmann. “This project helps us move the needle in our goal of providing clean, reliable energy for the next generation.”