Georgia Solar Farm Sprouts Among the Pecan Groves

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Jul 8, 2010 6:16:00 AM

Georgia pecan grower Trey Pippin now harvests more than nuts—he’s also generating electricity from a one-acre solar farm on his property.

His solar farm, near Albany in southwestern Georgia, includes 836 solar panels with a total capacity of 200 kilowatts. At peak times, the system—which went online in early May—generates about 35 kilowatts of electricity.

According to, Pippin’s solar farm can generate more than 310,000 kilowatt-hours of energy annually, enough to avoid 223 tons of carbon dioxide emissions within the same time period. Over 25 years, the farm could offset an estimated 12 million pounds of carbon dioxide.

Georgia Power has a five-year purchase agreement with Pippin.

Solar farms can be an excellent investment, given the 30% federal tax credit, as well as state and local tax credits. can plan and install your solar farm—contact us today!

If you’re considering a Georgia solar panel installation on a smaller scale—say for your home or business—we can help there, also. Just fill out our online form and one of our local, certified solar installers will contact you to set up a free solar evaluation.

Solar energy—it’s out there for the taking.

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