Kennedy Business Centers LLC. has announced the completion of a 100kW solar photovoltaic system at their commercial business park in Alpharetta, GA. The array was designed and installed by Atlanta-based Radiance Solar, and is participating in Sawnee EMC’s Net Energy Metering Program, which pays Kennedy for every kilowatt-hour of solar energy produced.
The 100kW photovoltaic system is one of the largest roof-mounted photovoltaic systems in the state of Georgia, consisting of 450 Schuco solar modules. The array was designed and engineered by Radiance Solar to maximize solar power production and feed over 133,650 kWh of clean energy into the electric grid every year. Kennedy’s interconnection agreement with Sawnee EMC will make this solar array both a profitable business investment and a significant asset for Sawnee EMC’s renewable energy portfolio.
Sawnee’s agreement with Kennedy Business Centers is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed to bring clean energy technology to the EMC’s seven-county service area in north Georgia. The Solar Net Energy Metering Program promotes renewable energy among Sawnee’s 150,000 customers by paying a premium for clean energy that is generated and returned back to the Sawnee grid. Sawnee has also led the way in providing education and support for Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV). The EMC has dedicated significant resources to ensure that its customers learn about electrical modifications and changes to billing that can be expected as plug-in electric vehicles become more commonplace in Georgia’s driveways.
“This is a great example of Sawnee working with our customers to enable solar and new technologies like Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEV) in our service area, claims
Sawnee VP of Marketing, Blake House, “Kennedy’s 450 solar panel array is physical proof that solar energy is no longer tomorrow’s technology in the state of Georgia.”
About Kennedy Business Centers
Kennedy Business Centers LLC. is a commercial office park located in Alpharetta, Georgia. Owner, Steve Kennedy. 4255 Trotters Way, Ste. 7A, Alpharetta, Ga. 30004 Ph: 404-388-3252 Fax: 404-478-6844
About Sawnee EMC
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to over 150,000 accounts in seven (7) counties in greater North Georgia. Sawnee’s assets exceed $467 million, with average annual energy sales of three (3) billion kWh and annual revenue of $291 million. With a team of approximately 300 dedicated professionals and over 9,906 miles of distribution facilities, Sawnee stands ready to meet the needs of its member/owners. At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service. www.sawnee.com
About Radiance Solar:
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Radiance Solar LLC designs, develops and installs turnkey solar energy systems that help commercial and residential customers save money while reducing their environmental impact. Radiance is a triple bottom-line company: people, planet, profits. Their focus is on providing outstanding customer service and helping customers determine what they need to do to save money, reduce their environmental impact and help America become energy independent. www.radiancesolar.com