The Georgia Public Service Commission announced this week that it has approved a new Solar Power Tariff to increase Georgia Power’s purchases of solar power from independent producers by 2500 kilowatts.

I mentioned this proposed increase in a post following the Southern Solar Summit in back in August, when PSC Chairman Lauren “Bubba” McDonald announced the news at the summit to a group of solar industry professionals and advocates.

In a statement issued by the PSC this week, McDonald claims that Georgia now can “lead 32 other states in solar energy.” However, there is still more that can be done here to promote solar energy projects. States like New Jersey and Pennsylvania still beat Georgia in solar production despite the fact that these states do not have nearly the solar capacity of Georgia.