1 megawatt solar plant opens in Blairsville, GA

Tasha Biggers writes in the Gainesville Times that Georgia’s largest private solar farm provides electricity to Blairsville homes: Site produces 1 megawatt per year
If you live in Blairsville, part of your home’s electricity may be provided by solar energy, thanks to a recently opened solar farm on Ed King Road.

The farm, built and maintained by ESA Renewables, a company headquartered in Castellon, Spain, is privately owned and takes up 5 acres, making it the largest privately held ground-mounted solar farm in Georgia….

The Blairsville site produces 1 megawatt per year.

That’s enough to provide power for 122 houses, according to Javier Latre, director of engineering for ESA Renewables.

The buyer for the power is the TVA, which says:
“In the last year, it’s gone from 5 megawatts total to just over 65 megawatts,” he said, adding that the TVA had to “pause” the program for two weeks last June to catch up with program applications.
Sounds like a growth industry to me.

Blairsville is 300 miles north of here, with less sun. Yet they just built a solar array three times the size of the one recently installed in Valdosta but not yet connected by Georgia Power.

Maybe it takes somebody from Spain to get solar moving.