Solar Purchase Program
About the Program
The Solar Purchase Program is a pilot program designed to help eligible Virginia customers cover the cost of adding solar generation to their property. Participating customers install and own the solar generation system, but sell the electricity and solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) back to Dominion Energy at a premium rate of 15 cents per kilowatt-hour. Participating customers purchase all of the electricity for their home or business from the company on their current rate schedule. The solar RECs purchased in conjunction with this program will be retired by Dominion Energy through the Dominion Energy Green Power® program.
The pilot program was available for customer enrollment for a five-year period, through June 30, 2018. Agreements between participating customers (those enrolled by June 30, 2018) and Dominion Energy have a five-year term from the agreement-start date. After the five year term, the agreements will renew annually until either the customer or the Company gives written notice of termination. Energy purchased during the renewal term will continue to be purchased at 15 cents per kilowatt hour.