Virginia

Virginia co-op signs up for 300 MW of solar

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative has signed a power contract for the output of 300 MW of solar that D.E. Shaw plans to build.

The Green New Deal is going to happen at the state, not federal level

While U.S. Senators Markey and AOC introduce a resolution for the Green New Deal, legislation has been introduced in six states to implement 80-100% clean energy by at least 2050.

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pvMB 2/5/19: No Solar Freedom in Virginia, Growatt achieves rapid shutdown… and more!

It’s Tuesday, but more importantly, it’s Tuesday morning which means it’s time for the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at a Michigan school adding solar curriculum, Sunworks constructing a 1.5 MW system at Kingston Technology’s HQ, the complaints over Georgetown University’s proposed solar project and everything else on our solar slate.

Virginia lets Dominion build 240 MWac of solar – with conditions

State regulators are allowing Dominion to bill its electric customers for the costs of two plants, while providing the renewable energy credits to Facebook. The approval includes a performance clause, wherein the utility will pay if the plant doesn’t deliver as expected.

Virginia’s solar freedom bill

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Ivy Main looks at new legislation to remove barriers and allow Virginia to develop its distributed solar potential.

Damaged but not dead: proposed 500 MW farm in Spotsylvania takes a hit

After having two of the project’s three special-use permit applications be recommended for denial, sPower’s bid for the largest solar project East of the Rocky Mountains is in serious doubt.

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143 MW of distributed solar goes online in VA, DC, MD, DE

While large utility-scale projects grab the headlines, installation firms in the region racked up 7400 small-scale (under 1 MW) solar installations in 2018. Snapshot stories included.

2018 solar power year in review (part 2)

In part 2 we look at more of some of the action in 2018, from the dramatic growth of the 100% renewable energy movement to California’s mandate for rooftop solar on new homes.

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Solar on schools advances with open source contracting

With every new solar-on-schools contract more people learn how it’s done, share what they know, and make it easier for neighboring school districts to follow the same path. U.S. schools could host up to 30 gigawatts of solar.

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Appalachian Power is in the market for large-scale solar

The AEP subsidiary has put out an RFP for up to 200 MW-AC of solar capacity, in at least 50 MW-AC chunks.

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