By JESSICA CLARK
Journal Staff Writer
A new solar facility will bring green energy to the area.
Green Power EMC joined Clean Control Corporation and First Century Energy to build the solar project, which held its ribbon cutting ceremony Monday.
George Mori, the executive vice president of First Century Energy, said this is the biggest solar project in middle Georgia.
“What an example this sets,” said Rep. Larry O’Neal. “This is just another great example of what we can do when we all get together, we all work together and we all try to find solutions for the greater good of all.”
State Sen. Ross Tolleson stated, “We have to make sure that we keep in mind that we have to give reliable, affordable energy to people.”
Tolleson cited a study done in 2010 about the amount of money a household pays for energy.
“Georgia families pay out of their net income to energy costs – energy costs being their electrical energy, their transportation fuel costs – and the average was 12 percent of the net after tax income,” he said.
The solar panels are located on a one-acre plot at the headquarters of Clean Control Corporation in Warner Robins, and they produce 150 kilowatts of power.
According to a Flint Energy release, over a period of 25 years the solar facility will provide 4.7 million kilowatts per hour of solar energy to the power grid.