Georgia’s potential to expand its use of solar energy faces a key test this week.
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Why it matters
Georgia has shifted to getting a large amount of electricity from natural gas and nuclear power and less from coal-fired power plants, but the state still gets a minimal amount of power from renewable fuels such as solar energy.
Changing state law to allow more solar companies to enter the market would bring business and jobs to the state as well as provide consumers with cleaner electricity, advocates say. Georgia Power says the state’s consumers are benefiting from Georgia waiting for solar energy to become more economical.