GEFA Solar Resiliency Technical Assistance Program

Monday, September 20th, 2021

GEFA is offering phase three of the Solar Resiliency program to increase resiliency for critical facilities in communities across Georgia. This program is offered to government entities, including cities, counties, K-12 schools, and state agencies.

GEFA will reimburse selected applicants for up to 85% of the balance of solar PV and backup battery costs, up to $200,000, for one installation per selected applicant. Applicants that already have solar PV installed onsite or who are entering into a third-party financing arrangement for solar (under HB 57, Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015), are eligible for reimbursement of 30% of backup battery system costs, up to $30,000.

GEFA funding will not cover any costs to upgrade roofing or building electrical infrastructure. Allowable equipment for reimbursement includes:

  • Solar PV panels, Battery, Inverter, Racking systems, Isolation switch
  • Design and engineering