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New 20 MW solar project in Sussex County, Va.

Staff Writer | January 13, 2017
Governor McAuliffe announced the permit for a new solar facility to be built in Sussex County.
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The project, under development by Sappony Solar, will use traditional photovoltaic solar modules to produce 20 megawatts (MW) of renewably generated electricity, enough to power an estimated 3,500 homes.

“Solar energy is a central part of the comprehensive energy approach Virginia needs to bring low-cost, renewable energy to all corners of the Commonwealth,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe

Once complete, the project is anticipated to avoid the release of 45,661,216 pounds of CO2, 34,258 pounds of NOX, and 53,834 pounds annually.

Sappony Solar LCC is a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Richmond-based Dominion Resources.

“Dominion is pleased to receive the local and state support necessary to build this solar power facility in Sussex County,” said Paul D. Koonce, CEO of the Dominion Generation Group, which oversees 26,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in 11 states, including Virginia.