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Virginia Solar

Data Current Through:
Q1 2024
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
9th (7th in 2023)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
644,448 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
232 (33 Manufacturers, 93 Installers/Developers, 106 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$6.4 billion
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
8,314 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th)
Number Of Installations:

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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 remains active in industry discussions about how to implement VCEA and guidance around Virginia’s new zero-carbon generation and energy storage requirements.

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.

For more information on SEIA's work in Virginia, please contact Leah Meredith.

Notable Solar Installations in Virginia

  • Pleinmont Solar in Spotsylvania was developed by sPower and came online in 2020-2021. This 393.6 MW project produces enough electricity to power 44,866 homes.
  • Meta, Amazon, and Microsoft have all gone solar in Virginia. Amazon's 191 MW Solar Farm in Disuptanta is one of the largest corporate solar projects in the state. 
  • At 210.9 MW, Colonial Trail West in Spring Grove is among the largest solar installations in Virginia. Completed by Urban Grid in 2019, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 24,040 homes.

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