Thirteen distribution-scale projects interconnected as part of Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative

ATLANTA, GA, August 4, 2020 – SolAmerica Energy and Safari Energy have successfully completed development, construction, and commissioning of thirteen solar projects in Georgia totaling 43 MW of generation capacity. SolAmerica developed, engineered, and constructed the projects, and Safari Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of PPL Corporation, will be their long-term owner and operator.

Landowners, neighbors, and local governments in eleven counties worked in collaboration with SolAmerica and Safari Energy to bring these projects to completion, securing low-cost clean energy for ratepayers, spurring economic development, and increasing the tax base.

Throughout the development and construction process, our team worked efficiently and tirelessly to surmount any hurdles we encountered to successfully develop and construct this portfolio,” said R. Stanley Allen, CEO of SolAmerica Energy. “Along the way, Safari Energy proved to be a strong partner committed to completion and operation of high-quality renewable energy projects. We look forward to working with Safari again to develop even more solar projects in Georgia.”

“SolAmerica has been an incredible partner throughout the process of getting this solar portfolio up and running in Georgia. This is a great example of Safari Energy working with a solar developer to provide project funding and to operate the renewable energy projects upon completion. In the past year alone, our solar asset acquisition business has acquired over 100 MW and we now own assets in seven states from coast to coast. We’re looking forward to working on more solar acquisitions with great partners like SolAmerica,” said David Heyman, CEO of Safari Energy.

The thirteen solar projects in this portfolio will provide energy directly to Georgia Power through long-term power purchase agreements under Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative. Click here for a photo from the project portfolio

About SolAmerica Energy: 

SolAmerica Energy, LLC is a leading provider of turnkey solar energy solutions, based in Atlanta, Georgia. It specializes in the development and the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of ground-mount, rooftop, and parking canopy solar systems designed to meet the distributed generation needs of utilities and large commercial and industrial facilities. It relies on best-in-class materials, operational excellence, on-time execution, and highly competitive pricing. Since its founding in 2010, SolAmerica has developed or constructed over 150 MW solar projects. Its clients include some of nation’s largest utilities and independent power producers. www.solamericaenergy.com

About Safari Energy

Safari Energy, LLC is the solar partner of choice for commercial and industrial customers, real estate owners, public sector organizations and solar developers seeking competitive financial solutions for their projects. Headquartered in New York City, Safari Energy has helped customers unlock enormous economic value and drive significant energy savings by developing more than 350 solar energy projects in 24 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii. With extensive interdisciplinary expertise, Safari supports the growth of distributed energy resources and PPL Corporation’s focus on advancing a sustainable energy future. www.safarienergy.com

For More Information Contact: 
Steve Butler – 404.925.8403 
sbutler@solamericaenergy.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Atlanta, Georgia, June 17, 2020 – SolAmerica Energy announces its support for Black Lives Matter, for its neighbors, friends, and loved ones in the African American community, and for the families of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and all those who have suffered in the face of racism. The world’s attention has been long focused on America, and Atlanta in particular, as we struggle to live up to the promise of the civil rights movement. Our city’s history and the examples set by her many civil rights legends compel us to act. We stand together with our fellow citizens and all who promote positive change in our community.

The entire SolAmerica Energy team stands with the mission and principles of Black Lives Matter and our local Atlanta leadership. They play a vital role in the global conversation on race relations and our future as a nation, said CEO Stan Allen. “We are encouraged to see so many Atlanta businesses join together in support of our African American community and other minorities. We urge the Georgia General Assembly to pass hate-crimes legislation and take a stand against hate crimes to protect all of our citizens. 

Atlanta’s business community has a responsibility to demand better protections for our minority citizens from hate crimes. It is the right thing to do, and SolAmerica Energy and its employees wish to add their voices to the effort in the hope that the resulting dialogue can lead to a productive change for both Georgia and America. To join the growing movement of businesses and business leaders who support passing hate crimes legislation in Georgia, please visit https://www.passhatecrimesga.com.

For More Information Contact:
Steve Butler – 404.925.8403 

steve@connectpublicrelations.net

Osaka Gas USA to invest in US solar project developer, SolAmerica Energy

 

Osaka Gas USA (OGUSA) has agreed to invest in SolAmerica Energy, a U.S. distributed solar energy project developer and Engineering, Procurement & Construction firm. Founded in 2009, SolAmerica Energy has developed and constructed more than 100 MW of solar projects across the eastern half of the United States.

 

Renewable energy represents a growing share of the U.S. power generation mix, and demand for both on-site and small utility-scale distributed solar and storage projects is expected to increase in the coming years as customers and utilities increasingly benefit from these solutions.

 

This marks OGUSA’s first investment in the U.S. renewable energy space and will expand OGUSA’s power portfolio in North America, further accelerating the business growth of OGUSA along with its other U.S. IPP projects as well as Freeport LNG and shale development business. With this investment, OGUSA expects to rapidly grow SolAmerica Energy’s business in both new and existing markets, with an increasing focus on solar-plus-storage, community solar, and commercial and industrial behind-the-meter solar projects to meet its growing customer demands.