The sun's energy and solar generation
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 1,800-megawatts (MW) of solar into operation in nine states. That is enough energy to power about 450,000 homes at peak output.
Solar energy in Virginia and eight other 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: