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Virginia Solar

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
20th (17th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
222 (23 Manufacturers, 106 Installers/Developers, 90 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$397.48 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,777 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th)


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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

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Solar Companies in Virginia

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Virginia State Solar Policy Resources

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

Virginia Deparment 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

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

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

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Virginia – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Virginia, based on real price data from solar quotes.


1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

4SEIA, National Solar Database:

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List:

6SEIA, Solar Means Business:

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