The project for the social media behemoth, at full build-out, will have 300 MW of capacity at several off-site locations. Facebook will use 130 MW to power its own facility.
The 10 MW RFP takes some of the first steps toward creating its Community Solar Pilot Program, which it was directed to do by Virginia Senate Bill (SB) 1393 into law in May.
While utilities around the country argue adding solar forces them to INCREASE rates on residential customers, the Virginia utility may be proving that the argument is a complete fairy tale.
The latest NCCETC report on state solar policies finds some new twists as part of an ongoing attempt by utilities to weaken the economics of customer-owned solar, but regulators still mostly aren’t on board.
The utility cites the falling cost of utility-scale solar for the expanded role, and the large majority of solar plants will be located in North Carolina.
The e-commerce giant has agreed to purchase energy from a further 180 MW of solar projects that will be developed by Dominion in Virginia, US, as Amazon looks to fuel 100% of its operations through renewable energy within the next ten years.
NEXTracker recently sent us a photo of its trackers standing unharmed in a small lake of water delivered by Hurricane Matthew, emphasizing the point that rigorous wind testing is good for the solar industry.
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