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Myth vs. Fact



 
(Infographic Source: PV Magazine)

MYTH: Solar only works in states like Arizona and California.
FACT: There’s more than enough sun for solar to work in Georgia.

Atlanta, Augusta and Savannah average 5 hours of sunlight per day – that’s just 30 minutes less than Los Angeles, California.

There are already hundreds of solar installations on the ground and rooftops in more than 80 counties across Georgia. Based on Georgia Environmental Finance Authority records, more than 18 MW of solar is installed and helping generate electricity for Georgia homes, businesses, schools and government buildings.

Georgia is tied for 10th among the states with the greatest energy potential from solar power, according to a sun index developed for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) using data provided by NREL's Renewable Resource Data Center.

Solar Power Potential Ranked by State
2006

(Highest to Lowest Rank)

 

Rank

State

Sun Index

1

Nevada

1.19

2

Arizona

1.18

3

New Mexico

1.16

4

California

1.00

5

Colorado

0.99

6

Texas

0.98

6

Oklahoma

0.98

7

Wyoming

0.96

8

Florida

0.95

8

Kansas

0.95

8

Utah

0.95

9

Idaho

0.93

10

Mississippi

0.92

10

Georgia

0.92

10

South Carolina

0.92

 

 

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