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Solar Power Booms in Georgia, Where It Isn’t Mandated

Elana Shao of The Wall Street Journal reports on the solar power boom in Georgia.

The C3 Take
  • Over the past decade, Georgia has gone from having virtually no solar industry to ranking ninth in installed solar capacity this year.
  • Despite Georgia having no mandates for solar power, the energy source continues to grow in the state due to low costs and economic advantages.
  • As seen in the case of Georgia, free markets are best equipped to deliver clean energy to consumers.

“The state went from having virtually no solar industry a decade ago to ranking ninth nationwide in installed solar capacity this year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Solar has flourished in Georgia as tech companies such as Facebook Inc. FB 1.11% look to locate facilities near cheap renewable-energy sources and rural communities turn to solar farms to create tax revenues and jobs.”

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