Solar storage proposal promises to power 250,000 Virginia homes

For thousands of Virginians, a home powered entirely by solar is just around the corner.

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Mary Katherine Moore
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Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.

For thousands of Virginians, a home powered entirely by solar is just around the corner.

On Sept. 16, Dominion Energy proposed solar and storage projects that could power more than 250,000 Virginia homes. The proposed projects include 11 utility-scale solar projects and several solar storage projects as well as 32 solar projects operated by third-party providers. The plan would bring Virginia closer to reaching its clean energy commitments outlined in the Virginia Clean Economy Act, including the state’s commitment to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045, which Environment Virginia helped secure in 2020. 

“Virginia already has enough technical solar potential to meet all of the state’s 2020 electricity consumption,” said Elly Boehmer, Environment Virginia state director. “Dominion’s proposed solar projects will help Virginia break free from fossil fuels and get more of its energy from renewable sources like the sun.” 

Environment Virginia now calls on the Virginia State Corporation Commission to approve the proposal. 

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Mary Katherine Moore
Content Creator

Author: Mary Katherine Moore

Content Creator

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.