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Virginia Solar

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Data Current Through:
Q3 2018
Solar Installed (MW):
656.33
National Ranking:
17th (10th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
71,330
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
1.14%
Solar Jobs:
3,565
Solar Companies in State:
255 (30 Manufacturers, 111 Installers/Developers, 114 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$827.05 Million
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
2,470 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th)
Number Of Installations
5,751

Virginia

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SEIA Virginia State Solar Policy Priorities

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 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 the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in Virginia, based on real price data from solar quotes.

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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 

Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list

6SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016