Nationwide renewables provider REC Solar and turnkey solar service firm Chroma Energy Group (Chroma) announced the completion of three solar projects in north Georgia. The projects will help to advance solar in the state as part of Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) program.
The Whitfield Cooper, Gordon Pine Hall and Chattooga Gore project sites have a combined 17,160 solar modules that represent a total solar capacity of 7.9 MWDC. Chattooga Gore, the last of the three sites to be completed, entered commercial operation in October 2023.
Chroma 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.
REC Solar provided project financing through a 30-year PPA with Georgia Power. As part of the agreement, Georgia Power will pay a fixed monthly price for electricity produced by the systems. REC Solar will provide maintenance and upgrades for each project.
“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. “The successful completion of the Whitfield Cooper, Gordon Pine Hall and Chattooga Gore project sites was a direct result of our seamless collaboration with Chroma. We look forward to continuing to partner with skilled developers and EPC providers on front-of-the-meter projects nationwide.”
One notable aspect of the projects is the engagement of local labor, providing invaluable training on solar installation. As Chroma’s first project in Georgia, the projects set a robust foundation for future endeavors in the eastern U.S. market.
“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.”
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