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Amazon announces next round of solar projects (three in the United States)

Amazon announces next round of solar projects (three in the United States)

May 21, 2020 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Amazon announced five new renewable energy projects in China, Australia and the U.S. as part of its quest to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030 (and potentially as early as 2025), as well as to reach net zero carbon by 2040. Amazon’s newest renewableRead More

State of Virginia has a plan to make solar more accessible, affordable

State of Virginia has a plan to make solar more accessible, affordable

May 20, 2020 at 11:11 am 0 comments

In the battle to grow solar energy adoption, the SolSmart program is on the frontlines, focusing on local-level inefficiencies. Municipalities and jurisdictions that follow its guidelines (stuff like streamlining permitting and easing zoning restrictions) have made huge strides in organically growing their solar industries. That’s why it’s encouraging to hear thatRead More

Virginia State on USA Map. Virginia flag and map. US States.

How utility contracts are halting Virginia’s solar expansion in some rural areas

April 28, 2020 at 10:20 am 0 comments

From Energy News Network: By now, Denechia Edwards figured the rooftop of Ridgeview High School in southwest Virginia would be the highlight of a lesson about solar ingenuity deep in the heart of coal country. But the 700-kilowatt system proposed in 2018 is still on hold. That means no $10,000 annual savingsRead More

HSGS completes 4-MW solar project for NASA facility in Virginia

HSGS completes 4-MW solar project for NASA facility in Virginia

March 13, 2020 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) completed the construction of over 4 megawatt (MW) of solar energy systems for NASA at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The systems include a 4-MW single-axis tracker solar photovoltaic (PV) system from Array Technologies and a 262 kilowatt (kW) solar PV parking canopy. Single-axisRead More

Solar energy field in Virginia.

Virginia’s solar energy industry now poised for a boom time

March 10, 2020 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Virginia is poised to be a solar energy hotbed. The Virginia General Assembly approved the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) this week and, when signed by Gov. Ralph Northam, it will establish a mandatory renewable energy program with provisions for rooftop solar power, expanded net metering provisions, protections for low-incomeRead More

Savion to start construction on 20-MW Westmoreland County Solar Project in Virginia

Savion to start construction on 20-MW Westmoreland County Solar Project in Virginia

March 2, 2020 at 8:34 am Comments are Disabled

Utility-scale solar developer Savion signed 20 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) with Dominion Energy Virginia for the Westmoreland County Solar Project, located in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The power purchase agreement was signed in August 2019 and received approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission in November 2019. The Westmoreland County SolarRead More

Richmond, Virginia, solar lobbying effort.

Local solar lobbying: Ipsun Solar explains its efforts to change Virginia’s solar policy

February 26, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

As 2020 dawned, it was do or die for solar in Virginia. Our company (Ipsun Solar) took action, and the benefits have been surprising. 2020 has been a wild ride so far for solar in Virginia. After a decisive blue wave took over both the Virginia House of Delegates andRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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