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Northam announces new solar project in Gloucester County

The Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for Strata Solar Development to construct and operate a new solar facility, Gloucester Solar, LLC, in Gloucester County. The 19.8 megawatt (MW) project will supply enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes.


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Where do I start with rooftop solar?

Good things may in fact come to those who wait. There’s never been a better time to go solar, given how much prices for panels have come down.


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Why do rooftop solar panels have to be so big and unsightly?

If aesthetics is the reason you’ve been holding off on converting to solar, 2017 just might be the year for you to take the renewables leap.


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McAuliffe announces solar array installation on UVA Clemons Library

Governor McAuliffe today announced the first large solar project to be owned and operated by the University of Virginia.


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Shenandoah Valley residents form solar co-op

Neighbors across the Shenandoah Valley have formed the Mountain and Valley Solar Co-op.


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Dominion solar investment in Virginia approaches $1 billion

Dominion is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of it being built at little or no cost to most customers.


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Dominion awards $50,000 to ArtStars winners

This year’s Dominion ArtStars award-winners are sure to contribute to the next generation of successful students as well as artists.


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Dominion Virginia Power adds more solar energy to the grid

Nearly 235,000 solar panels, with help from the sun, are at work for Dominion Virginia Power customers.


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UVA, Darden, Dominion Virginia Power launch ambitious solar partnership

UVA and its Darden School of Business have entered into an innovative solar power partnership with Dominion Virginia Power.


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New solar facility project in New Kent County to power 3,400 households

Governor McAuliffe announced the permit for a new solar farm under development by Correctional Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Virginia Solar.


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First Solyndra went under, then SunEdison: What is the future of solar?

Our domestic solar power capacity has seen a compound annual growth of nearly 60 percent over the last 10 years.


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McAuliffe announces utility-scale solar project in Clarke County

Governor McAuliffe announced a permit for a new solar facility to be built in Clarke County.


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McAuliffe announces Virginia’s first community solar project

Governor Terry McAuliffe today commissioned Virginia’s first community solar project at the BARC Electric facility in Rockbridge.


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McAuliffe announces utility-scale solar project in Northampton County

Hecate Energy has received a permit for a new utility-scale solar facility to be built in Cape Charles in Northampton County.


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Are there any resources or grants out there to help schools go solar?

Putting solar panels on your school is a great idea, not only to provide a free source of electricity, but also as a real-world way to teach students.


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McAuliffe announces utility-scale solar project in Buckingham County

Governor McAuliffe announced Thursday a permit for a new solar facility to be built by Firestone Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Virginia Solar.


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SCC considers revised plan to build solar generating facility in Fauquier County

The State Corporation Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed solar electric generating facility in Fauquier County.


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Solar table created by student is first of its kind

As part of Virginia Tech’s Earth Week 2016 activities, the university will install its first solar powered table near Pritchard Hall.


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State, Microsoft, Dominion partner for affordable solar energy

The Commonwealth of Virginia, Microsoft and Dominion will partner to bring 20 megawatts (MW) of solar energy onto the grid in Virginia


Earth Talk: The benefits of rooftop solar

In those states with ample sunshine and the legislative initiative to get solar panels on residential roofs, there has never been a better—or cheaper—time to put photovoltaic panels to use.


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Dominion Virginia Power, SunEnergy1 to install largest solar facility in Hampton Roads

Dominion Virginia Power is partnering with SunEnergy1 to install 91,803 solar panels at a new solar farm in Chesapeake.


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Dominion closes on final phase of solar sale to SunEdison

Dominion has closed on thefinal phase of its sale of a 33 percent ownership interest in 425 megawatts of solar generating capacity to SunEdison, Inc.


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Plan to install 110 megawatts of new solar for use by the Commonwealth

Dominion Virginia Power and the Commonwealth of Virginia reached an agreement to deploy 110 megawatts of solar power generation.


What’s the latest in cutting-edge, hyper-efficient solar cells?

Many people still consider environmentalists’ favorite black panels as the cutting edge of renewable energy. However, the burgeoning solar industry has spent the last four decades refining these original photovoltaic panels, giving way to an entirely new generation of solar technology.


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Dominion acquires solar energy project on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Dominion Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), today announced the acquisition of an 80-megawatt solar facility in Virginia from project developer Community Energy, Inc. Construction on one of the largest announced solar facilities in the mid-Atlantic region is expected to begin later in 2015. The facility would enter service in fall 2016.


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State Corporation Commission denies Remington solar facility application

The State Corporation Commission has determined that Dominion Virginia Power must seek third-party market alternatives before the SCC can grant approval of a proposed solar electric generating facility. Dominion had proposed to build the 20-megawatt facility near the town of Remington in Fauquier County.


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Dominion Virginia Power seeks to build 56 megawatts of new solar

Dominion Virginia Power has proposed to build 56 megawatts of large-scale solar facilities that would begin producing renewable energy by December 2016.


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Governor McAuliffe announces permit for 80 megawatt solar facility in Accomack County

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is issuing the first Permit By Rule for an 80 megawatt solar facility that will be constructed in northern Accomack County.


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Augusta County Solar Co-op sign-ups close Sept. 30

Membership to the Augusta County Solar Co-op is closing on Sept. 30. The 86-member group is looking to add new members before the Sept. 30 deadline. Already, nearly a dozen people have signed contracts to go solar. System installations began earlier this month.


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Solar best tool for Virginia Clean Power Compliance Plan

Representatives from local clean energy businesses Secure Futures and Sigora Solar joined Harrisonburg City Councilman Kai Degner and other renewable energy advocates at the regional DEQ office on Wednesday, prior to the first scheduled public listening session on the Clean Power Plan.


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Dominion to sell 33 percent partnership interest in contracted solar portfolio to SunEdison

Dominion (NYSE: D) announced Monday that it has agreed to enter into a partnership with SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), in which it would sell 33 percent of its ownership in 425 megawatts of solar generating capacity for approximately $300 million, subject to working capital and certain other adjustments.


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Dominion Virginia Power seeking solar generation proposals

Dominion Virginia Power, a business unit of Dominion, is seeking bids for up to 20 megawatts of new solar capacity.


Local business goes solar: Bradford Staffing touts cost savings, environmental impact

Thomas Jorgensen isn’t a tree-hugging liberal trying to sell you on the benefits of going solar. The president of Bradford Staffing in Verona is a common-sense, pragmatic businessman trying to sell you on the benefits of going solar.


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Augusta County solar co-op seeks installer: Holding meeting to attract members

Neighbors in Augusta County have formed a solar co-op, leveraging their group buying power to go solar together and get a discount off the installation price.


Bradford Staffing goes green: Employment firm leading local solar energy push

Bradford Staffing has supplied employees for nearly 300 employers in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. It’s now looking to supply its own power through solar.


Altenergy Inc. to install solar panels at Project GROWS farm

Project GROWS educational farm for youth is partnering with Altenergy Inc. in Staunton to install solar panels on its 10-acre farm site in Verona to power the farm’s walk-in cooler.


Valley solar company participates in White House roundtable

SUNRNR of Virginia, Inc., a Shenandoah Valley based solar generator manufacturer was recently one of nine small business owners and elected officials invited by the White House Business Council to attend a briefing with President Obama and senior Administration officials.


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Project manager joins Virginia private colleges Solar Market Pathways team

The Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) has hired a veteran attorney, environmental advocate, renewable energy leader, and former educator as project manager for the Solar Market Pathways grant recently awarded to CICV by the U.S. Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative.


The solar energy challenge: Saving up sun for a rainy day

In the run-up to a solar eclipse on March 20 of this year, European tabloids had a Y2K-style field day. In the middle of a bright, sunny day, European solar panels together produce about as much electricity as 90 large nuclear power plants.


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Solar: Uncertain future?

In the U.S., a new solar project was installed every three minutes in 2014, and jobs in the solar industry rose from 15,000 employees in 2005 to nearly 174,000 today.