Jimmy Carter Just Built A Massive Solar Farm To Power Half His City

July 18, 2017

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter leased 10 acres of land in Plains, Georgia, to build a solar farm with the capacity to meet more than 50 percent of the energy needs of his hometown.

Jimmy Carter Solar Farm

Working with SolAmerica, the 1.3 megawatt solar farm will supply more than 55 million kilowatt hours of clean energy to the residents of Plains — more than half the town's annual electrical consumption.

"Rosalynn and I are very pleased to be part of SolAmerica's exciting solar project in Plains," Carter said in a statement. "Distributed, clean energy generation is critical to meeting growing energy needs around the world while fighting the effects of climate change. I am encouraged by the tremendous progress that solar and other clean energy solutions have made in recent years and expect those trends to continue."

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