Dominion has released plans to build 400 megawatts worth of solar panels in the state. All projects will be built in Virginia with the involvement of Virginia-based companies and are expected to be operational by 2020. With this new plan, the Commonwealth of Virginia will become a leader in the emerging energy economy. Solar costs have continued to decline, making this a cost-effective alternative for the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Currently, Dominion is working to find sites around Virginia that they believe would fit the necessary guidelines for solar panel installation. It is expected that in total, $700 million will be invested into this new project.
This is not Dominion’s first experience with solar power in Virginia. Last month, an application to the Virginia State Corporation Commission was placed in order to build a 20-megawatt project near Remington Power Station in Fauquier County.
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