The Flint River Solar project is located in Warwick, Georgia, in the southwestern corner of the state.
The 1.0-megawatt (MW) array was built on eight acres of land on the Flint River Preserve, a riverfront housing development designated by the National Association of Homebuilders as the first green-certified community in the state. More than 70% of the development’s 376 acres are common areas, including five stocked fishing lakes, nature trails, wildlife habitat and agricultural land.
The ground-mounted, utility-scale solar project adds to the preserve’s green profile by generating clean, renewable energy – enough to power over 100 homes and displace 1,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.
Completed in January 2015 as a part of the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative, the project represents a successful integration of housing, recreational and energy uses in a planned development.
|Owner and Operator||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|Developer||Citizens Enterprises Corp.|
|General Contractor||M.A. Mortenson Co., Minneapolis, Minn.|
|Electrical Contractor||Evergreen Solar Services, Vienna, Va.|
|Installed Capacity||1.0 MW DC|
|Jobs Created||30 during construction|
|Site Area||8 acres|
|Energy Production||1,500,000 kWh per year|
|CO2 Displacement||1,000 tons per year|
|Inverter Type||Sunny Central 750CP-US|
|Module Manufacturer||JA Solar|
|Module Wattage||310 Watts|