Solar in Virginia and Beyond

Solar Power Generation

Dominion Energy has more than 1,350 MW of solar either in operation or under development in Virginia and North Carolina. That's enough clean energy to power nearly 340,000 homes during peak sunshine. Dominion Energy's long-term energy forecast calls for another 5,200 MW of new solar generation in the next 25 years, enough to power 1.3 million homes at peak output.

What we're doing in Virginia

  • 27 solar generating facilities either in operation or under development in the Commonwealth.
  • The construction of another 300 MW of solar is planned to support Facebook's eighth data center in the U.S., to be located in Henrico County.
  • As part of its Solar Partnership Program, Dominion Energy-owned rooftop or ground-mounted solar arrays are installed on leased commercial properties, such as Philip Morris, Capital One, Prologis, Canon, Merck and various educational institutions.
  • Large-scale solar facilities up to 100 MW in size are sprinkled across the state and are done in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, the U.S. Navy, University of Virginia, Microsoft and Amazon
  • Residential customers are participating in a private solar program that allows them to offset their energy usage with their own rooftop solar generating system.

What we're doing in North Carolina

  • 13 projects totaling 353 MW that Dominion Energy has brought or is bringing online in North Carolina by 2019.
  • 82 projects owned by third-party developers that are operating or being developed totaling 550 MW.
340,000 homes powered
over 2 million solar panels
4,300 jobs created
one billion dollars invested