Post Tagged with: "Virginia"

Virginia Senate votes for 100 percent clean energy by 2050 (in a close vote!)

Virginia Senate votes for 100 percent clean energy by 2050 (in a close vote!)

February 13, 2020 at 10:24 am 0 comments

The Virginia State Senate passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) this week, a bill that puts Commonwealth on a historic path for 100 percent clean energy by 2050, by a narrow 21-19 vote. It is expected that Gov. Northam will sign the bill as he set the goal originallyRead More

Amazon HQ2, Arlington County to both purchase power from this solar site in Virginia

Amazon HQ2, Arlington County to both purchase power from this solar site in Virginia

January 29, 2020 at 11:41 am 0 comments

Here’s a cool deal: Pittsylvania County, Virginia, will be the home of a new 120-MW solar farm that will support both Amazon’s massive HQ2 and accompanying operations in state as well the government operations of nearby Arlington County. Dominion Energy is expected to begin construction in 2020 with completion planned forRead More

Fairfax signs largest county-wide solar PPA in the state of Virginia with help from Ipsun Solar

Fairfax signs largest county-wide solar PPA in the state of Virginia with help from Ipsun Solar

December 16, 2019 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Ipsun Solar sent word about its involvement in the largest solar PPA ever awarded by a county in Virginia. The Fairfax County Virginia Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) initiative has the potential to install solar panels on 113 county sites including 87 Fairfax County Public Schools, many of which areRead More

This Virginia energy bill calls for 5.5 GW of solar, wind projects

This Virginia energy bill calls for 5.5 GW of solar, wind projects

March 12, 2018 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed into law the 2018 omnibus energy bill that encourages the growth of renewable energy in the Commonwealth, designating 5.5 gigawatts of solar and wind energy to be in the public interest and initiating a process to modernize the state’s power grid to make adoptionRead More

What impact will reducing carbon emissions have on Virginia?

What impact will reducing carbon emissions have on Virginia?

June 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe made a bold move this week, signing an executive order to establish a new process to reduce the state’s carbon emissions. “A carbon reduction strategy focused on modernizing Virginia’s energy system with advanced energy solutions can boost Virginia’s economy in both the near and long term,” saidRead More

Partnership involving Microsoft to bring 20-MW of solar to Virginia

Partnership involving Microsoft to bring 20-MW of solar to Virginia

March 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

The Commonwealth of Virginia, Microsoft and Dominion Virginia Power formed a partnership to construct a new facility and bring 20 MW of solar energy onto the grid in Virginia—enough energy to power 5,000 homes. “This agreement is a tremendous step forward in our ongoing effort to make Virginia a leaderRead More

Dominion Virginia Power strikes deal for 110 MW of solar

Dominion Virginia Power strikes deal for 110 MW of solar

December 22, 2015 at 11:49 am 2 comments

Dominion Virginia Power and the Commonwealth of Virginia reached an agreement to deploy 110 MW of solar power generation. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Dominion joined together to announce the multi-year agreement. The Commonwealth will purchase the solar-generated electricity through a long-term agreement with Dominion. “This is another positive step toward furtheringRead More

Appalachian Power issues solar RFP for Virginia (head here to bid)

Appalachian Power issues solar RFP for Virginia (head here to bid)

November 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Appalachian Power has issued pre-qualification documents for parties interested in bidding on an up-coming Request for Proposal (RFP) for up to 10 MW AC of ground-mounted solar energy resources located in Virginia. The RFP will seek proposals that allow Appalachian either to own one or more solar projects or purchase suchRead More

56-MW of solar facilities planned by Dominion Virginia Power by end of 2016

56-MW of solar facilities planned by Dominion Virginia Power by end of 2016

October 5, 2015 at 4:25 pm 1 comment

Dominion Virginia Power proposed to build 56-MW of large-scale solar facilities that would begin producing renewable energy by December of 2016. The company filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) for certificates of public convenience and necessity for three separate solar projects that would be located in Powhatan, Louisa and IsleRead More