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Facebook, Dominion reach a deal for Virginia solar

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.

Group recruits standing solar army

In move designed to articulate more effectively its role in uniting solar consumers for the fights around the country for solar-friendly policies, Community Power Network relaunches as Solar United Neighbors.

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Dominion Energy Virginia to push for 10 MW of community solar

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.

Unicorns DO exist: Dominion adds solar, drops residential rates

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.

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Pro-solar momentum swells in Virginia

After languishing for years as a state that refused to take full advantage of its solar potential, the Cavalier State is rushing headlong into a future powered by the sun.

Utilities try new tactics to discourage solar, but still aren’t getting what they want

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.

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Dominion to add 990 MW of solar PV over the next five years

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.

Corporations covet clean-energy choices

A new report by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) indicates businesses want to settle in states with good clean-energy infrastructures.

Amazon expands partnership with Dominion for a further 180 MW of solar

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 wind testing stands up to Hurricane Matthew

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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