Virginia Total Utility-Scale Solar By The Numbers (Updated November 2020)

  • 20 Operating Projects

  • 693 MW's

November 2020 By The Numbers

Changes in the Development Pipeline

  • November 1, 2020

    • 305 Projects

    • 21,743 MW's

  • November 30, 2020

    • 337 Projects

    • 23,808 MW's

    • 32 projects started early development in the following counties:​

      • Augusta: 2

      • Brunswick: 2

      • Buckingham: 1

      • Charlotte: 1

      • City of Chesapeake: 1

      • City of Suffolk: 1

      • Dinwiddie: 1

      • Essex: 2

      • Fluvanna: 1

      • Greensville: 1

      • Halifax: 2

      • Hanover: 1

      • King George: 1

      • Louisa: 2

      • Lunenburg: 2

      • Mecklenburg: 2

      • Orange: 4

      • Prince George: 2

      • Pittsylvania: 1

      • Shenandoah: 1

      • Surry: 4

  • 3 Projects began partial operation:

    • AltaVista Solar in Campbell County (60 MW)

November 2020 Commissioned Projects
 
VA Utility-Scale Operating Solar Projects (20 Projects & 693 MW's)
 

Operating Virginia Solar Projects

Eastern Shore Solar


  • MW's: 80
  • County: Accomack
  • In Service Date: 12/8/2016




Southampton Solar


  • MW's: 100
  • County: Southampton
  • In Service Date: 12/15/2017




Whitehouse Solar Farm


  • MW's: 17
  • County: Louisa
  • In Service Date: 12/1/2016




Woodland Solar


  • MW's: 19
  • County: Isle of Wight
  • In Service Date: 12/1/2016




Double Tollgate Solar Project


  • MW's: 10
  • County: Clarke
  • In Service Date: 7/12/2017




Cherrydale Solar/Hecate Energy Cherrydale


  • MW's: 20
  • County: Northampton
  • In Service Date: 9/7/2017




Remington Solar


  • MW's: 19.8
  • County: Fauquer
  • In Service Date: 10/1/2017




Correctional Solar


  • MW's: 20
  • County: New Kent
  • In Service Date: 11/27/2017




Sappony Solar


  • MW's: 20
  • County: Sussex
  • In Service Date: 11/30/2017




Scott Solar


  • MW's: 20
  • County: Powhatan
  • In Service Date: 11/30/2017




Buckingham Solar I


  • MW's: 20
  • County: Buckingham
  • In Service Date: 11/30/2017




Oceana Solar Facility


  • MW's: 17.6
  • County: City of Virginia Beach
  • In Service Date: 12/1/2017




Essex Solar Center


  • MW's: 20
  • County: Essex
  • In Service Date: 12/1/2017




Hollyfield Solar Facility


  • MW's: 17
  • County: King William
  • In Service Date: 8/8/2018




Puller Solar


  • MW's: 15
  • County: Middlesex
  • In Service Date: 10/8/2018




Montross Solar Facility


  • MW's: 20
  • County: Westmoreland
  • In Service Date: 12/12/2018




Gloucester Solar


  • MW's: 19.8
  • County: Gloucester
  • In Service Date: 3/22/2019




Colonial Trail West Solar


  • MW's: 142.4
  • County: Surry
  • In Service Date: 11/7/2019




Myrtle Solar


  • MW's: 15
  • County: City of Suffollk
  • In Service Date: 6/29/2020




Chase City/Grasshopper Solar


  • MW's: 80
  • County: Mecklenburg
  • In Service Date: 7/21/2020





 
VA Utility-Scale Solar Projects Under Construction

Under Construction Projects Rundown

Altavista/Dragonfly Solar


  • MW's: 80
  • County: Campbell
  • Community College Service Area: Central Virginia
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 168
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 2/15/2020
  • Estimated COD: 11/15/2020
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $3,265,920




Spotsylvania Energy Center


  • MW's: 500
  • County: Spotsylvania
  • Community College Service Area: Germanna
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 525
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 3/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 5/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $15,876,000




Spring Grove Solar


  • MW's: 98
  • County: Surry
  • Community College Service Area: John Tyler
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 206
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 3/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 12/1/2020
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $3,996,670




Briel Farm Solar


  • MW's: 20
  • County: Henrico
  • Community College Service Area: J. Sargeant Reynolds
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 4/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 12/31/2020
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




Sadler Solar


  • MW's: 100
  • County: Greensville
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 210
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 4/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 12/31/20
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $4,082,400




Belcher Solar


  • MW's:
  • County:
  • Community College Service Area:
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs:
  • Estimated Construction Start Date:
  • Estimated COD:
  • Estimated Total EL Wages:
  • Possible Inclusions for Members:
    • Developer:
    • EPC:
    • Subcontractors:
    • Recruiting Firms:




Depot Solar


  • MW's: 15
  • County: Campbell
  • Community College Service Area: Central Virginia
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 48
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 7/15/20
  • Estimated COD: 1/15/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $622,080




Greensville County Solar


  • MW's: 80
  • County: Greensville
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 168
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 8/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 5/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $3,265,920




Bluestone Farm Solar


  • MW's: 50
  • County: Mecklenburg
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 140
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 9/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 6/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $2,112,566




Gardy's Mill Solar


  • MW's: 14
  • County: Westmoreland
  • Community College Service Area: Rappahannock
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 44
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 7/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 2/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $571,536




Mechanicsville Solar


  • MW's: 20
  • County: Hanover
  • Community College Service Area: J. Sargeant Reynolds
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 6/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 1/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480





 
VA Utility-Scale Solar Projects in Late Development

Late Stage Development (Estimated Construction starting 2020-2021)

2020

Belcher Solar


  • MW's: 70
  • County: City of Chesapeake
  • Community College Service Area: Tidewater
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 147
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 12/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $2,857,680




Powells Creek Solar


  • MW's: 50
  • County: Halifax
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 140
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 10/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $2,116,800
  • Possible Inclusions for Members
    • Developer:
    • EPC:
    • Subcontractors:
    • Recruiting Firms:




Westmoreland County Solar


  • MW's: 20
  • County: Westmoreland
  • Community College Service Area: Rappahannock
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 12/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $812,398
  • Possible Inclusions for Members
    • Developer:
    • EPC:
    • Subcontractors:
    • Recruiting Firms:




Solidago Solar


  • MW's: 20
  • County: Westmoreland
  • Community College Service Area: Rappahannock
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 10/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $812,398




Rivanna Solar


  • MW's: 12.5
  • County: Albemarle
  • Community College Service Area: Piedmont
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 40
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 11/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 5/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $510,300




Fort Powhatan Solar


  • MW's: 160
  • County: Prince George
  • Community College Service Area: John Tyler
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 226
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 12/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $6,822,144




Maplewood Solar


  • MW's: 100
  • County: Pittsylvania
  • Community College Service Area: Danville
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 210
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 12/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 12/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $4,082,400




Crystal Hill/Halifax Solar


  • MW's: 65
  • County: Halifax
  • Community College Service Area: Rappahannock
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 136
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 12/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 12/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $2,641,313




Carvers Creek Solar


  • MW's: 50
  • County: Gloucestere
  • Community College Service Area: Rappahannock
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 140
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 12/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 12/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $2,116,800




Sycamore Solar


  • MW's: 42
  • County: Pittsylvania
  • Community College Service Area: Danville
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 118
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 10/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $1,778,112




Bedford Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AD1-033
  • MW's: 70
  • County: City of Chesapeake
  • Community College Service Area: Tidewater
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 147
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 9/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $2,857,680




Rochambeau Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AE1-175
  • MW's: 20
  • County: James City
  • Community College Service Area: Thomas Nelson
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2020
  • Estimated COD: 4/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480





2021

Water Strider/Stagecoach Solar


  • MW's: 60
  • County: Halifax
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 126
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 4/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 1/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $2,449,440




Grassfield Sun Solar


  • MW's: 20
  • County: City of Chesapeake
  • Community College Service Area: Tidewater
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 4/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 10/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




Alton Post Office Solar


  • MW's: 75
  • County: Halifax
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 158
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 4/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 1/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $3,065,882




Nokesville Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AC2-072
  • MW's: 20
  • County: Prince William
  • Community College Service Area: Northern Virginia
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 7/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 1/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




Mt. Jackson Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AC2-074
  • MW's: 15.7
  • County: Shenandoah
  • Community College Service Area: Lord Fairfax
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 50
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 7/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 1/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $640,937




Hollyfield Solar II


  • PJM Queue #: AC2-070
  • MW's: 13
  • County: King William
  • Community College Service Area: Rappahannock
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 41
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 4/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $530,712




Buckingham Solar II


  • PJM Queue #: AC2-071
  • MW's: 20
  • County: Buckingham
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 4/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




Moody Creek Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AD2-063
  • MW's: 150
  • County: Charlotte
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 277
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 10/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 10/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $6,571,422




Meherrin/Pumpkinseed Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AB2-031
  • MW's: 60
  • County: Greensville
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 125
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 11/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 8/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $2,433,110




Pine Glade/Madison Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AC1-076
  • MW's: 62.5
  • County: Orange
  • Community College Service Area: Germanna
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 131
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 11/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 7/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $2,551,500




Red Brick Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AD2-033
  • MW's: 130
  • County: Lunenburg
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 240
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 6/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 6/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $5,714,280




Endless Caverns Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AE1-098
  • MW's: 15.7
  • County: Rockingham
  • Community College Service Area: Blue Ridge
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 50
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 12/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 1/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $640,937




Cabin Point Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AE1-085
  • MW's: 75
  • County: Sussex
  • Community College Service Area: John Tyler
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 158
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 1/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 1/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $3,061,800




Spout Springs Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AD1-157
  • MW's: 15
  • County: Appomattox
  • Community College Service Area: Central Virginia
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 48
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 1/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 7/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $612,360




Page Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AD1-085
  • MW's: 20
  • County: Page
  • Community College Service Area: Lord Fairfax
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 3/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 9/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




Tidewater Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AB2-015
  • MW's: 91
  • County: Southampton
  • Community College Service Area: Paul D. Camp
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 191
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 3/31/2021
  • Estimated COD: 12/31/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $3,714,984




Keydet Solar Center One


  • PJM Queue #: AC1-164
  • MW's: 320
  • County: Charles City
  • Community College Service Area: John Tyler
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 336
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 4/30/2021
  • Estimated COD: 6/30/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $10,160,640




Godwin Boulevard Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AD2-215
  • MW's: 15
  • County: City of Suffolk
  • Community College Service Area: Tidewater
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 47
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 6/1/2021
  • Estimated COD: 12/1/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $612,360




Centerville Pike Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AC2-196
  • MW's: 16.7
  • County: City of Chesapeake
  • Community College Service Area: Tidewater
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 52
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 6/15/2021
  • Estimated COD: 12/15/2021
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $681,760





 
VA Utility-Scale Solar Projects In Early Development

Early Stage Development (Estimated Construction starting 2022 and Beyond)

2022

Maroon Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AE1-153
  • MW's: 150
  • County: Culpeper
  • Community College Service Area: Germanna
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 276
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 1/1/2022
  • Estimated COD: 12/15/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $6,549,444




Chester Solar Technology Park


  • PJM Queue #: AF1-291
  • MW's: 20
  • County: Chesterfield
  • Community College Service Area: John Tyler
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 5/1/2022
  • Estimated COD: 11/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




Hosier Road Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AE2-225
  • MW's: 20
  • County: City of Suffolk
  • Community College Service Area: Tidewater
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 5/30/2022
  • Estimated COD: 11/30/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




Watlington Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AF1-058
  • MW's: 20
  • County: Halifax
  • Community College Service Area: John Tyler
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 5/30/2022
  • Estimated COD: 11/1/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




Stratford Solar Center


  • PJM Queue #: AF1-032
  • MW's: 15
  • County: City of Suffolk
  • Community College Service Area: Tidewater
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 48
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 8/28/2022
  • Estimated COD: 2/28/2023
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $612,360




Surry Solar Center


  • PJM Queue #: AF1-033
  • MW's: 20
  • County: Surry
  • Community College Service Area: John Tyler
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 8/28/2022
  • Estimated COD: 2/28/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




Waller Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AD2-074
  • MW's: 86
  • County: Lancaster
  • Community College Service Area: Rappahannock
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 180
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 3/2/2022
  • Estimated COD: 12/2/2022
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $3,510,864





2023

Randolph Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AF2-042
  • MW's: 500
  • County: Halifax
  • Community College Service Area: Southside
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 525
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 1/1/2023
  • Estimated COD: 3/1/2024
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $15,876,000




Winterpock Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AE1-074
  • MW's: 20
  • County: Chesterfield
  • Community College Service Area: John Tyler
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 6/1/2023
  • Estimated COD: 12/1/2023
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




VSF Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AE1-075
  • MW's: 20
  • County: Westmoreland
  • Community College Service Area: Rappahannock
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 63
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 9/27/2023
  • Estimated COD: 3/27/2024
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $816,480




Powhatan Solar


  • PJM Queue #: AE1-075
  • MW's: 18
  • County: Powhatan
  • Community College Service Area: J. Sargeant Reynolds
  • Estimated Entry Level (EL) Jobs: 57
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: 6/1/2023
  • Estimated COD: 12/1/2023
  • Estimated Total EL Wages: $734,832





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