The Georgia Solar Energy Association, the state’s leading voice for solar advocates and professionals, is celebrating the successful initiation of Georgia Power’s Advanced Solar Initiative, which will vastly increase Georgia’s beneficial solar investment over the next three years.
New training opportunities include high wattage modules and ACPV technology; continued expansion of on-demand webinars
MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY, a premiere training and education arena for the PV industry, has released its course curriculum for the second half of the year.
After the successful introduction of a completely new online segment at the beginning of 2013, MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY will increase its convenient on-demand course offerings to include Electrical Grounding and Bonding as well as PV Field Inspectors. Already available in online format are Solar Civics and Fundamentals of Solar Business and Technical Sales.
New website illustrates economic benefits of locally produced solar energy
Southface’s new project website, GeorgiaEnergyData.org, compiles information about Georgia's energy landscape and makes it easily accessible to the public using interactive maps, graphs and tables.
Southface initiated the Georgia Energy Data project to clarify information about the various energy resources available in Georgia. Existing information sources did not include comprehensive details regarding Georgia’s renewable energy infrastructure, total energy consumption and electricity production. As a result, policymakers, industry leaders and consumers could not fully understand the state’s energy landscape and Georgia’s potential for clean energy.
SB 213, a bill currently being considered by the Georgia House of Representatives, contains a poison pill that threatens rivers, property rights and taxpayers, says the Georgia Water Coalition, a coalition of 193 conservation and environmental organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses, and faith-based organizations that have been working to protect Georgia’s water since 2002. Collectively, these organizations represent more than 300,000 Georgians.
The cities of Alma, Calhoun, Tybee Island, and the Polk County Water, Sewage & Solid Waste Authority, were awarded financing totaling $9,700,000 for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) executive committee.
Seven organizations in Georgia were honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with 2013 awards from the Energy Star Program. This award was given because of their outstanding leadership and commitment to protecting America’s environment through energy efficiency.