Decatur County Solar Facility

Decatur County, Georgia

United States

Solar

Technical details

During World War II, Bainbridge Army Airfield trained military pilots. Today, the site (now the Decatur County Industrial Air Park) produces more than 200,000 megawatt-hours of solar-generated electricity every year—enough to power more than 18,200 homes.

Cloverly's portfolio includes Renewable Energy Credits from the Decatur County Solar Facility, the smaller of the two solar farms at the site. Its rated capacity is 19 megawatts. Its larger neighbor, the Decatur Parkway Solar Facility, is rated at 84 megawatts. Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, owns both installations. They stand alongside runways and a golf course at the industrial air park, which is just outside Bainbridge in the southwest corner of Georgia.

The county loves them. "All the equipment out here is taxable property, so they're more than twice as large as the number two taxpayer in the county," said Rick McCaskill, executive director of the Development Authority of Bainbridge and Decatur County. "And all they're doing is using our sunshine, so it's a really good deal."

Renewable Energy Credits are also called renewable energy certificates or RECs. Each REC certifies that 1 megawatt-hour of electricity has been generated by renewable means and delivered to the electric grid. RECs represent the rights to all of the environmental benefits of generating energy by clean, renewable means. Buying them helps fund solar farms and other renewable-energy projects.

For a list of all the projects in our portfolio and an interactive map, see https://cloverly.com/offset-map. Learn more about Cloverly at https://cloverly.com.

Percent Utilized

51.168%

Total Capacity

19 megawatts

Instrument Type

Renewable Energy Certificate