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