Southern Furthers Move Into Solar With Georgia Rooftop Sales

Southern Co., one of the biggest burners of fossil fuels among utilities, will start selling rooftop panels to homes in Georgia after buying five solar farms in the state.

Southern’s Georgia Power utility will start offering rooftop solar systems to homes on July 1, Chief Executive Officer Tom Fanning said Tuesday in an interview during the Edison Electric Institute conference in New Orleans. The utility could potentially also offer batteries to residents in the long term as it seeks to sell and own home energy management technologies, he said.


Nicolas Morgan