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A Georgia group helps states put solar panels on unused roadside land

Along I-85 in West Georgia, previously vacant land now hosts 2,600 solar panels generating one megawatt of electricity, enough to power about 100 homes. (Courtesy of Emily Jones)
Along I-85 in West Georgia, previously vacant land now hosts 2,600 solar panels generating one megawatt of electricity, enough to power about 100 homes. (Courtesy of Emily Jones)

A nonprofit called The Ray is identifying empty roadside land at interstate exits and encouraging states to put solar panels there.

Emily Jones of WABE visited the 18-mile Ray Highway in Georgia, where a solar array powers 100 homes.

This story is part of a partnership between WABE and Grist.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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