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Utility-scale solar project in Clarke County, Va. good to go

Staff Writer | September 26, 2016
Governor McAuliffe announced a permit for a new solar facility to be built in Clarke County.
Clarke County
Green energy   To power to several thousand homes
The Clarke Solar Farm, under development by Hecate Energy, will house 20 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity, enough to power to several thousand homes.

The solar farm will be outfitted with high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) modules. The PV modules will be mounted to durable aluminum frames and attached to a fixed position racking and tracking system.

The tracker utilizes a wide degree of rotation to maximize energy output with efficient use of available sunlight for electricity production.

“Solar energy is an essential element of the all-of-the-above energy approach our Commonwealth needs to keep costs for businesses, families and taxpayers low and continue to build a new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe.

“The new solar facility in Clarke County is an excellent step in stabilizing and reducing energy costs, while delivering clean solar power to the grid throughout the region. We will continue to invest in energy infrastructure and support innovative approaches to bring low-cost, renewable energy to all corners of the Commonwealth.”


 

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