Strata Solar’s 150 MW Maroon Solar Facility is the latest project to be shot down in Virginia, as residents voiced concerns over the project’s effect on the local landscape.
The agreement will result in the construction of around 500 MW of renewable energy and storage projects to ensure that Google data centers will be 90% carbon-free when measured on an hourly basis.
The nine-project group was approved by state regulators and will be a critical part of the 16 GW of renewable energy Virginia plans to add by 2035.
The bill allows residential and commercial and industrial customers to buy electricity from a leased solar system located on their property.
92.5 MW of solar could be coming to 795 acres in Jefferson County, after state regulators granted a siting certificate to Wild Hill Solar LLC.
The state is under a crunch to build out 3.1 GW of storage by 2035, but bills meant to remove lengthy regulatory approvals and ease the procurement of local permits are looking to alleviate the pressure.
SB629 would allow the state’s Dominion Energy customers to buy solar power via subscription from a shared power facility owned by a third-party entity, with 30% of the program’s initial 150 MW capacity being reserved for low- or middle-income subscribers.
Pro-solar groups have developed a guide for how municipalities and counties can encourage solar projects in Southwest Virginia, and The Nature Conservancy is eyeing the value that solar can bring to one of its big landholdings.
As part of the company’s recent Integrated Resource Plan — which looks to add 16 GW of solar by 2035, Dominion has submitted to state regulators a nine-project proposal that will bring nearly 500 MW of solar to the state.
Kansas’ largest utility Evergy wants to charge PV panel users — or everyone, plus Dominion fighting community solar, Utah PSC decides to lower export rate.
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