In 2017, Georgia ranked 8th in the nation both in net electricity generation and in retail sales of electricity. However, the state still uses more than it generates so they need energy shipped in from other states. Over 90% of GA energy comes from natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy. The majority of Georgia's renewable energy comes from hydro-power generating about 8% of total energy generation. Georgia is among the top 10 states in the nation in total energy consumption, but per capita, energy consumption in the state is below the national average. For more information on GA electricity, see the graphs below.
Solar Score for Georgia
The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Georgia
Georgia produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- GA generates over 90% of energy from natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy
- Hydro-power accounts from most of reneable energy produce in Georgia
- Biofuels account for most of the remaining renewable energy generated in GA
- The transportation sector consumes the most energy in Georgia
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