Georgia’s second-largest PV plant now online

Origis Energy recently commissioned Georgia’s second-largest solar power plant, boasting 23.5 megawatts of power produced between two solar farms in southwest Georgia’s Mitchell County.

Ground mounted modules as far as they eye can see at the Camilla site.

More than 40 stakeholders, public officials and media members gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 11, 2014 at the Camilla, Georgia site, where 16 megawatts of power is created by the sun. The second site, in nearby Woodbury, produces the other 7.5 megawatts of the system’s total power.

Attending the ceremony and eager to get a glimpse of the system were SMA’s Jeff Krantz, vice president of sales for Power Plant Solutions, and John Megna, director of business development.

“This site will be producing clean, renewable power for the next 20 years, benefitting thousands of local residents, “ said Krantz after the event. “We’re excited to have our inverters be part of this truly impressive system. We hope to see large-scale solar continuing to play a role in Georgia’s power portfolio.”

Radiance Solar, the project’s EPC, designed and installed the system with a total of 78,190 modules and 25 Sunny Central 800CP-US inverters, generating enough annual power for nearly 6,000 homes. Energy produced by the system will offset approximately 27,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year.

John Megna proudly stands next to a pair of Sunny Central 800CP-US.

Georgia Power has committed to purchasing up to 50 megawatts of power from the plant by 2015 as part of its Large-Scale Solar Initiative, one of many programs the company is using to bring 735 megawatts of solar power to the state. With a long term goal of more than 800 megawatts of solar power, Georgia Power hopes to maintain the largest voluntary portfolio of solar power in the country.

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