Recent Virginia notices filed on solar projects totaling 55 MW

Developers have filed notices of intent with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for three different solar power projects during recent weeks.

Here’s a rundown of small renewable energy project notices filed with the DEQ since June 16:

  • Sappony Solar LLC filed a notice of intent for a small renewable energy project with DEQ on June 16, saying it planned to develop a maximum 20-MW solar project in Sussex County, Virginia. “The solar project conceptually consists of 88,209 x 320-watt panels plus 9 x 2.5-megawatt inverters which will provide a maximum 20 MWs of nameplate capacity,” according to the notice, which says Sappony will soon be filing the necessary documents for a “permit by rule.”

  • Twittys Creek Solar LLC filed a notice with DEQ on June 21. Twittys Creek said its project would be located in Charlotte County and have a maximum capacity of 15 MW. “The array will utilize approximately 65,100 ground mounted photovoltaic solar modules, or equivalent; feeding into 6 2.5MW inverters, or equivalent, before interconnection.”
  • Scott-II Solar LLC filed a notice with DEQ on June 16 for a solar project in Powhatan County. The project will be located on a portion of a 720-acre property and have a maximum capacity of 20 MW. “The solar project conceptually consists of 88,209 x 320-watt panels plus 10 x 2.2-megawatt inverters which will provide a maximum 20 MWs of nameplate capacity,” according to the notice.
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