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Catholic Energies helps entire Richmond, Virginia Diocese go solar (7 projects total)

Catholic Energies helps entire Richmond, Virginia Diocese go solar (7 projects total)

August 25, 2020 at 11:19 am 0 comments

Seven Catholic communities in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, which stretches across much of Virginia, have completed or nearly completed solar projects with Catholic Energies this summer, representing a substantial injection of solar power across the Diocese’s churches and schools. The combined projects will generate over 1.6 million kilowatt hoursRead More

sPower closes on $700M for Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Virginia

sPower closes on $700M for Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Virginia

July 29, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

sPower, a renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), closed on $700+ million construction / term loan financing for Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Spotsylvania County, Va. At 620 MWdc, this is the largest solar project east of the Rockies. The project is currently under construction, with phases coming online thisRead More

Request for Qualifications for solar co-development partner issued in Virginia

Request for Qualifications for solar co-development partner issued in Virginia

June 16, 2020 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a solar co-development partner for commercial-scale solar projects throughout the seven-county coalfield region. The workgroup seeks to enter into an agreement to collaboratively identify, design, finance, and install cost-effective, commercial-scale solar projects. Interested firms are invited toRead More

New laws open the door for solar in Southwest Virginia

New laws open the door for solar in Southwest Virginia

June 15, 2020 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

The coal mining industry has been declining for decades in the far southwestern corner of Virginia, a trend made even worse of late due to the pandemic. The region has experienced a significant economic downturn as a result, with unemployment and poverty levels rising as no new opportunities have successfullyRead More

This Virginia school district will be half-powered by solar thanks to Secure Futures Solar

This Virginia school district will be half-powered by solar thanks to Secure Futures Solar

June 10, 2020 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

Orange County Public Schools has signed an agreement with Secure Futures Solar of Staunton to install and operate solar panels at eight facilities across the school division for a total capacity of 2.5 MW of power. That’s enough to provide nearly half of the total electricity for the facilities. JustRead More

Faith-based organizations in Virginia can now go solar via PPAs

Faith-based organizations in Virginia can now go solar via PPAs

June 10, 2020 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

As non-profits around our region struggle to meet budgets due to the pandemic, a new piece of legislation brings a great solution to cut costs and attain sustainability goals. Tax-Exempt organizations in Virginia can now go solar at no cost due to the passage of the groundbreaking Virginia Clean EconomyRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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

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

April 28, 2020 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

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