The Cook Solar project is a 1.5-megawatt (MW) installation located in Lenox, Georgia, a rural community in the south central part of the state.
The 10-acre, ground-mounted array in Cook County was erected on an old cotton field north of Valdosta, turning a relatively unproductive agricultural property into an innovative generator of clean, green renewable energy.
The site was originated and initially developed by a local developer and acquired by Citizens Energy as a late-stage development asset. The utility-scale project utilizes 4,680 Canadian Solar solar panels, 45 Chint string inverters, and an RBI ground-mount racking system.
Completed in January 2015, the installation generates over 2.25 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year.
Cook Solar's production prevents the annual release of over 1,500 tons of carbon dioxide from non-renewable power plants and powers approximately 150 local homes. Cook Solar was completed as a part of the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative, a utility program to promote the development of renewable energy.
|Owner and Operator||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Developer||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Installed Capacity||1.5 MW DC|
|Jobs Created||40 during construction|
|Site Area||10 acres|
|Energy Production||2,250,000 kWh per year|
|CO2 Displacement||1,500 tons per year|
|Module Manufacturer||Canadian Solar|
|Module Wattage||310 Watts|