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Solar energy is an environmentally friendly way to generate electricity.  The cost of solar energy has dramatically decreased while electricity bills for homeowners, businesses, schools and government continues to rise.  Solar providers, like Sungevity and SunRun, are helping people go solar without having to pay high costs upfront.  Through a finance agreement, these solar companies install, own, and maintain solar panels on your roof in return for your purchase of the electricity generated by the panels.  However, when a school attempted to pay for solar this way in 2009, Georgia Power threatened them with a lawsuit.

Senate Bill 401, sponsored by Senator Buddy Carter and others, clarifies that these types of finance arrangements are legal, like they are in more than 20 other states.  SB 401 also lifts the restrictions on the size of renewable energy arrays helping to encourage the growth of renewable energy across the state.

Tell your Senator to support SB 401 today.


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a Georgia voter, I believe more renewable energy will help mitigate rising electricity bills, strengthen our energy security, and protect the environment. I also believe that I have the right to decide how I want to pay for and manage my energy costs on my property.

One of this General Assembly's top priorities has been to enact regulatory reforms that streamlines government and helps create an environment that stimulates the economy and job growth.

If you are serious about this commitment, I urge you to support SB 401, which will open up solar markets and create more jobs here in Georgia.



SB 401 allows Georgians to exercise their property rights and the freedom to contract in a free market to lower their utility costs. This will improve air quality, consume less water, and create jobs with companies right here in Georgia that sell, finance, manufacture, and install solar.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]



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