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Three new solar projects in Halifax and Orange counties in Virginia approved

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 13, 2019
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America   These new solar projects are expected to generate more than 200 megawatts

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued permits for the construction and operation of three new solar projects in Halifax and Orange counties.

These new solar projects are expected to generate more than 200 megawatts (MW) combined, which is enough electricity to power more than 25,000 homes.

The projects include:

Water Strider Solar, an 80 MW project developed by Cypress Creek Renewables, Halifax County
Powells Creek Farm Solar, a 70 MW project developed by Carolina Solar, Halifax County
Sol Madison Solar, a 62.5 MW project developed by Cypress Creek Renewables, Orange County.

These solar projects are anticipated to offset the generation of approximately 345,598,101 pounds of carbon dioxide, 246,587 pounds of nitrogen oxides and 283,928 pounds of sulfur dioxide otherwise produced by fossil fuel-based electricity generation. These pollutants contribute to global warming and smog.


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