Tradewind Energy exploring several solar projects in Virginia

Tradewind Energy (TWE) is looking to develop a trio of solar energy projects in Virginia that would have a combined capacity of about 50 MW, according to notices filed with state environmental regulators recently.

Tradewind and TWE Chesapeake Solar Project, LLC, have provided notice to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) of their intent to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a small renewable energy solar project.

The TWE Chesapeake Solar Project is a 20-MW project within the city limits of Chesapeake between Centerville Turnpike South and Longridge Road to the west and east, respectively, and bounded by Beaver Dam Road to the north and will cover approximately 175 acres.

The ground-mounted array will utilize photovoltaic solar modules and single-axis tracking technology.

Tradewind and TWE Myrtle Solar Project LLC have also provided notice to DEQ of their intent to pursue a permit by rule for a small renewable energy solar project.  The TWE Myrtle Solar Project is a 15-MW project within the city limits of Suffolk along Pruden Boulevard (Hwy 460) and will cover approximately 120 acres. 

The ground-mounted array will utilize photovoltaic solar modules and single-axis tracking technology.

Tradewind and Centerville Pike Solar Project, LLC have also provided notice to DEQ of their intent to submit the paperwork for a permit by rule for the TWE Centerville Pike Solar Project. This would be a 15-MW project within the city limits of Chesapeake located along Centerville Turnpike Road and will cover approximately 245 acres.  The ground-mounted array will utilize photovoltaic solar modules and single-axis tracking technology.

The notices were posted on the Virginia DEQ website on April 5. A website for Tradewind Energy indicates that the company has developed a number of solar projects in North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

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