The team at Bright Spaces and Creative Solar USA is pleased to report that 2014 has thus far been a very successful year for application to utility-distributed generation projects. We have partnered with several public and private entities as part of a diverse mix of solar host sites and owners applying to both the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Georgia Power solar programs.
Georgia International Horse Park Host Site
A very exciting Bright Spaces’ host site is the Georgia International Horse Park, owned by the City of Conyers. Originally built as the equestrian facility for the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1995, we are applying to Georgia Power for a 550kW system to be located on the large outdoor arena and an adjacent building. If a lottery recipient, this project will benefit the City of Conyers for 20 years leasing the rooftops of these buildings.
Glascock County Host Site
Another Bright Spaces’ host site is on 48 acres of land located in Glascock County and owned by Kester Williford. Mr. Williford is an 83-year-old who retired from Georgia Power after working there for almost 40 years. He started in Augusta as a “helper,” digging holes and handling materials. Next, he worked his way up to a Lineman, installing pole-mounted and underground distribution lines. He is very interested in solar and has tinkered around with it, installing a solar battery charger on his tractor. To now have the opportunity to host a solar farm and participate in Georgia Power’s solar program is like bringing his career full circle.
Union County Economic Development Authority Host Site
This week, Bright Spaces received confirmation from TVA that it has preliminarily qualified for a distributed generation system to be located at property owned by the Union County Economic Development Authority in Blairsville, Ga. Mitch Griggs of the Union County EDA has been a tremendous help in securing the location and providing a great deal of support as we gear up to begin engineering and site work for this exciting project.
White, Ga. Host Site
We are thrilled to be working with the Cartersville-Bartow Joint Development Authority for application to Georgia Power for a 1MW solar facility located in White, Ga. The Bartow Cartersville JDA has recently experienced tremendous success and the team here at Bright Spaces is looking forward to have an opportunity to be a part of its push to diversify its industry partners.
Our partners at Kirk Rudy are at it again. As an Own & Host It candidate, Kirk Rudy is applying to Georgia Power for a 635kW system to be located at its existing facility in Woodstock, Ga. Kirk Rudy has had the good fortune of working with Georgia Power before by selling electricity generated from its 100kW solar car canopy facility and looks forward to the opportunity of working with them again this year..
Homer, Ga. Host Site
Additionally, a tremendous host site partner this year is the Development Authority of Banks County. Bright Spaces applied for up to 5MW of solar farm on property located just outside Homer, Ga.
Interested in becoming a host site? Contact us today!