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Data Current Through:
Q2 2020
Solar Installed (MW):
1,099.65
National Ranking:
17th (19th in 2019)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
123,529 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
1.22%
Solar Jobs:
4,489
Solar Companies in State:
175 (26 Manufacturers, 70 Installers/Developers, 79 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$1,429.09 million
Prices have fallen
38% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
4,040 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th)
Number Of Installations:
12,586
Virginia

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SEIA Virginia State Solar Policy Priorities & Highlights

In March, after a coordinated lobbying effort by clean energy advocates, environmental organizations and many other stakeholders, Virginia passed the Clean Economy Act, which will create up to 29,000 solar jobs while providing enormous market opportunities for both distributed generation and utility scale solar.

SEIA supports local partners in Virginia, including MDV SEIA, on legislation to advance distributed generation and providing guidance to the State Corporation Commission and approval of utility-scale renewables.

SEIA is also intervening in the Dominion Energy IRP. Dominion publicly committed to 3000 MW of utility scale solar "in operation or under development" by 2022.

For more information on SEIA's work in Virginia, please contact Maggie Clark

Notable Solar Installations in Virginia

  • Amazon’s Eastern Shore Solar LLC was completed in 2016. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 80 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 8,091 Virginia homes. 5
  • IKEA & Prologis have both gone solar in Virginia.  IKEA has installed a project at their location in Woodbridge. 6

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Virginia

Looking for a local installer? Use SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in Virginia, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in Virginia, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

Virginia State Solar Policy Resources

Official SEIA State Affiliate: Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV SEIA)

DSIRE Incentives Database - Virginia - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Virginia and across the United States

Solar Panel Cost in Virginia - Learn about the history of solar policy in Virginia, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in Virginia - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in Virginia to see what programs you can benefit from

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Virginia State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government 

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

Virginia General Assembly - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Virginia

Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance

Virginia Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in Virginia, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Virginia Utility Regulation - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Virginia public utilities

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