Jimmy Carter Leases Land for 1.3 MW Solar Array

Former president (Jimmy Carter) has leased 10 acres of farmland outside of his hometown of Plains, Georgie for the construction of a 1.3 MW solar array. Once completed, the array will provide over half the town’s annual energy needs. The array is being built by SolAmerica who is entering a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power. As president, Carter created the Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, signed the Public Utility Regulatory Act, and was the first to put solar panels on the White House. Learn more.