Origis Energy has completed and dedicated two solar power plants totaling 23.5MWdc located in Camilla and Woodbury, Georgia.

The plants, which represent the state’s second largest solar installations, will supply their output to Georgia Power under the utility’s Large-Scale Solar Initiative.

Georgia Power renewable implementation manager Ervan Hancock said the Origis Energy solar facilities have become operational as part of the Large-Scale Solar Initiative.

"Through agreements with developers like Origis Energy, which allow us to cultivate cost-effective solar energy for our customers, we anticipate more than 500 new solar projects across the state will be brought online in the coming years," added Hancock.

Commissioned in December 2013, the plants featuring around 78,160 solar PV panels generate enough electricity to power nearly 6,000 homes annually and curb CO2 emissions by around 27,000 tons a year.

Seminole Financial Services has provided construction financing for these installations, while Bank of America Merrill Lynch has offered permanent financing.

Origis Energy president Guy Vanderhaegen said the latest installations represent significant progress for adoption of solar power in Georgia and the entire Southeast.

"We are proud to be involved with such groundbreaking solar energy projects with Georgia Power. Origis Energy will continue to increase its solar footprint in the U.S., which by the end of 2016, should reach an installed capacity of roughly 300 MW of solar assets," added Vanderhaegen.

Georgia Power’s Large-Scale Solar Initiative to buy up to 50MW of solar power by 2015 was approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission in July 2011.