- Georgia lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow solar leasing in the state, a move that has been opposed by the state's utilities.
- A Southern Co. lobbyist told lawmakers the utility company was willing to negotiate over the bill.
- The bill will likely be studied this year with a possible vote next year.
While Georgia will study the solar leasing issue this year, this is another sign that solar making inroads around the country. Generally, utilities have opposed third party leasing, often arguing that it infringes on their franchise agreement.