Solar Energy

Solar Energy Generation

Harnessing the sun's energy

According to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the amount of sunlight that hits the Earth every 1.5 hours is enough to handle the world's energy needs for an entire year. Whether it is solar panels at your home or large-scale solar farms, solar systems work the same. Solar panels absorb sunlight, passing the energy through the layers of the panels and convert it into electricity.

Committed to growing solar energy

Solar energy is key to Dominion Energy's clean energy growth. Since 2013, we've helped bring 1,200-megawatts (MW) of large-scale solar into operation in nine states. That is enough energy to power about 300,000 homes at peak output.

Key facts about our solar energy

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Enough solar energy to power
300,000
homes

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Nearly
8.5 Million
solar panels

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2,300
construction jobs in Virginia

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$3.6 Billion
invested in solar energy


Solar energy in Virginia and eight other states

 

Solar in nine states

Dominion Energy currently has solar energy services in nine states. There are plans to expand large-scale solar energy in Virginia by 2020. An estimated 5,200 MW of new solar energy could be added in the next 25 years.

Learn more about what we are doing in each state:

Long-Term Dominion Energy Forecast