Solar energy FAQs
Do solar panels save you money in Georgia?
Yes. Depending on your electricity rate and how much sun your house gets, you could save more than $100 per month with solar panels in Georgia.
Are there disadvantages to using solar energy in Georgia?
Disadvantages to solar in Georgia can include the overall cost and access to enough sunshine. The federal solar tax credit and Georgia’s net metering program helps reduce the expense. Secondly, solar panels are most effective on homes with lots of sunshine. Georgia gets plenty of sunlight, but some homes may have issues with shade from trees or taller buildings.
How does solar power help the environment?
Yes. Solar power is a form of green energy. Solar panels help reduce your home’s carbon footprint because solar doesn’t emit carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases.
Is it better to buy or lease solar panels?
It’s most cost-effective to buy solar panels. Owning (or financing) your solar panels will save the most money in the long run, and it increases the value of your home. But buying isn’t the right choice for everyone. Leasing solar panels is an excellent option if you rent your home or don’t want to incur the upfront cost to buy panels.
What percent of Georgia energy production is solar?
Georgia currently gets nearly 3.5% of its electricity from solar panels, which is enough to power more than 359,000 homes.