When it comes to the solar energy industry, it’s a contrast in stability. You can always count on the sun shining and providing power for a good part of the year. But when it comes to counting-on the political or financial backing for a solar project, it can evaporate into thin air.
With all that in mind; the Henry County Commissioners have given their support to a revolving loan of $300,000, to help A.P. Alternatives of Ridgeville Corners in purchasing equipment for their solar-racking operation. AP Alternatives has grown from 1 small solar racking project in 2010, to the potential for 50 megawatts in solar installations for this year. They have about 25 employees at their Ridgeville Corners site dedicated to the solar energy industry.