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Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm to begin construction in August

Staff Writer | May 30, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August.
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Solar energy   The Kentuck project
The Kentuck project is a 6 megawatt solar array that will be part of the generation mix for Danville Municipal Utility.

When operational, the solar farm will generate enough electricity to power over 900 homes.

Governor McAuliffe made the announcement during a roundtable discussion with local officials and stakeholders as part of his Clean Energy Jobs Tour.

The roundtable discussion included: Jason Grey, Director of Utilities for the City of Danville; Joe Davis, Commissioner for the Dan River District of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors; and representatives from Sol Systems and Turning Point Energy, the solar developers constructing the project.

The project is estimated to be a more than $10 million investment and will power up to 1.5 percent of Danville Municipal Utility’s power needs once operational.

The array will be located between Dan River Middle, Kentuck Elementary and Dan River High schools in Pittsylvania County.