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Georgia Power's Simple Solar program allows all customers to support and foster the growth of solar energy by enabling Georgia Power to purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) generated from solar energy resources and retire them on the customer's behalf. Simple Solar is available to all customers, including those with renewable energy goals, those who cannot install a rooftop system, or those who live in an area where solar power is not an option.

Customers can elect to support the growth of solar energy by participating in Simple Solar in connection with either 50 or 100 percent of their monthly energy usage. Those who participate Simple Solar will be billed an additional Solar REC Charge of 1¢ per kWh that is applied, according to the customer's selection, to either 50 or 100 percent of the customer's total monthly energy usage. Simple Solar also offers Large Volume or Special Event purchase options.

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Benefits of Georgia Power's Simple Solar program include:

  • Supporting Georgia's solar growth and economy
  • Providing greater flexibility in utilizing solar
  • Helping your business and improving relationships with your customers, employees and the local community
  • Improving our environment by supporting the reduction of emissions from fossil fuels
  • Utilizing Green-e Energy certified renewable energy credits (RECs)

More about solar energy

Solar energy is power that is harnessed from the sun. The solar Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) Georgia Power purchases for the Simple Solar program are generated through photovoltaic (PV) systems that use semiconductor cells, or modules, which convert sunlight directly into electricity. The PV cells are connected in the form of flat panels and arrays of panels that can be mounted on the ground or rooftops. The energy generated through the use of PV technology produces zero emissions.

Learn more about the role of solar energy at Georgia Power.

Simple Solar FAQs

What is solar energy?

Solar energy is power that is harnessed from the sun. The solar energy Georgia Power uses for the Simple Solar program is generated through photovoltaic (PV) systems that use semiconductor cells, or modules, that convert sunlight directly into electricity. The PV cells are connected in the form of flat panels and arrays of panels that can be mounted on the ground or on rooftops. The energy generated through the use of PV technology produces zero emissions.

Solar energy is electricity produced in an environmentally friendly manner. The use of solar can reduce environmental impacts from electricity generation. This makes solar electricity technology among the cleanest while having the least impact on the environment.

How much does Georgia Power's Simple Solar cost?

Per the customer's election of 50 percent or 100 percent, the additional charge of 1¢ per kWh, per month, will be charged for either 50 percent or 100 percent of the customer's monthly usage. The purchase of Simple Solar is in addition to the normal monthly bill. Charges for Simple Solar will be calculated based on the percentage election (50 percent or 100 percent) purchased by the customer each month. Example: For a customer that uses 1,000 kWh in the billing month (found on the customer's Online Customer Care Portal or the monthly bill) 100 percent Simple Solar would cost $10.00 (plus MFF* and tax) per month in addition to the normal monthly bill. The Simple Solar charge will fluctuate each month dependent on kWh usage amount. The contract period is one month. After the initial month, customers are automatically re-enrolled unless Georgia Power receives notification of their wish to withdraw from the program.

A large-volume purchase option is also available to those customers who desire to purchase at least 50,000 kWh per month. After a customer purchases at least 50,000 kWh per month, they may purchase additional kWhs at a reduced price, per the tariff.

What makes up the 1¢ per kWh additional price?

The Simple Solar 1¢ per kWh purchase price includes the solar Renewable Energy Credit ("REC") cost, plus program marketing and administration expenses. Expenses will include customer education, program promotion, REC tracking and certification, and other program administration expenses. The goal of these expenditures is to ensure the highest quality product.

For more information about the costs associated with the Simple Solar program for residential or commercial and industrial customers, please email Simple Solar Sales.

Who is eligible to participate and how do I sign up?

Any Georgia Power residential, commercial or industrial customer may sign up for Simple Solar online or via phone at 1-800-735-7791.

Is my purchase of Simple Solar tax-deductible?

No. Purchases through Georgia Power's Simple Solar program are not charitable contributions and therefore are not tax-deductible.

Why should I contribute when my neighbor might not?

Georgia Power's Simple Solar program gives YOU the opportunity to take an active role in improving our environment. Everyone who participates makes a difference.

As a consumer, how can I be assured that the energy is from environmentally friendly resources?

Georgia Power's Simple Solar program uses energy from renewable generation that meets the criteria approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission. Additionally, Georgia Power's Simple Solar program uses Green-e Energy certified renewable energy credits (RECs) and provides independent, third-party certification to ensure certified renewable energy meets specific environmental and consumer-protection standards.

Do the solar RECs I purchase come directly to my house?

Due to the way electricity is transmitted and distributed, energy purchased or produced from renewable energy resources may not be specifically delivered to you. However, the solar Renewable Energy Credit (REC) you purchase, plus the energy purchased with it from Georgia Power, allows you to claim usage of solar energy. Your participation in the Simple Solar program will help stimulate and support the production of solar energy in Georgia.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For additional information regarding Georgia Power's Simple Solar program, please email Simple Solar Sales.

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50% of monthly kWh usage for an additional 1¢ per kWh (plus MFF and tax)
100% of monthly kWh usage for an additional 1¢ per kWh (plus MFF and tax)

To estimate your additional Simple Solar monthly charge you can refer to your Georgia Power bill or online account to view your last month's energy (kWh) usage. Apply 1¢ per kWh to either 50% or 100% of your total monthly kWhs. The Simple Solar charge will fluctuate each month dependent on kWh usage amount.

If you wish to participate as a Large Volume or Special Event customer, please contact us via email at Simple Solar Sales.

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