Cooperative solar allows customers who couldn’t normally participate, those with shady yards or rental properties, to take advantage of solar. Walton Energy Membership Corporation, which serves northeast Georgia, is attracting some big industry players with its cooperative solar program.
Facebook chose Walton EMC for a proposed 100% renewable energy data center in Newton County.
With Facebook’s data center coming online, Walton EMC foresees their solar use rising from where it currently stands, at 1 percent of their energy mix. The co-op is contracting large solar farms in south Georgia, where land is easier to get in large tracts.
Greg Brooks, community and public relations director for Walton EMC, joins On Second Thought to talk the future of solar in Georgia.
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