Virginia agency issues permit for 20-MW solar project, handles apps for others

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on Oct. 17 issued a Small Renewable Energy Project approval to Virginia Solar/Correctional Solar LLC for a 20-MW project.

This would be a photovoltaic project in New Kent County on 429 acres across multiple parcels, on land southeast of the intersection of New Kent Highway and Mt. Nebo Rd. as well as along the west side of Barham Rd. just south of the New Kent Highway/Mt. Nebo Rd. intersection.

A project contact is: Matthew Meares, Virginia Solar/Correctional Solar LLC, 12610 Lizfield Way, Glen Allen, VA 23509.

Also:

  • the DEQ said in a Nov. 2 notice that Virginia Solar/Belcher Solar LLC has provided the department with a notice of intent to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a small renewable energy project (solar) in Louisa County, Virginia. The project will be located on 1,305 acres across multiple parcels, on land east of Waldrop Church Rd. north of Bickley Rd. south of Desper Rd. and west of Harris Creek and Courthouse Rd. The solar project conceptually consists of approximately 370,000 x 335-watt panels plus 35 x 2.7-megawatt inverters which will provide a maximum 88.2 MW of nameplate capacity.
  • the department said in an Oct. 28 notice that SunPower Corp. has provided a notice of intent of its intention to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a small renewable energy project (solar) in James City County, Virginia. The project will consist of a photovoltaic solar facility of up to 35 MW of capacity on approximately 225 acres of land. The proposed site is situated north and south of Norge Farm Lane and is located about two miles northwest of Lightfoot, Virginia. When fully commissioned the facility will have about 430,000 solar panels.
  • an Oct. 25 notice said that SolUnesco LLC has provided a notice of intent to the department of its intention to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a renewable energy project (solar) in Woodford, Caroline County, Virginia. SolUnesco and Sol Systems are developing a 20-MW (dc), 15-MW (ac) (54,739 360W modules) solar farm located in Woodford, Carolina County, Virginia. The system will be a ground-mounted array covering approximately 89.55 acres.
  • an Oct. 25 notice said that SolUnesco LLC has provided a notice of intent to the department of its intention to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a renewable energy project (solar) in Locust Grove, Orange County, Virginia. SolUnesco and Sol Systems are developing an 80-MW (dc), 61.5-MW (ac) (222,224 360W modules) solar farm located in Locust Grove, Orange County, Virginia. The system will be a ground-mounted array covering approximately 397.6 acres.
  • an Oct. 25 notice said that SolUnesco LLC has provided a notice of intent to the department of its intention to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a renewable energy project (solar) in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia. SolUnesco and Sol Systems are developing a 14-MW (dc), 11-MW (ac) (39,216 360W modules) solar farm located in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia. The system will be a ground-mounted array covering approximately 70.54 acres.
  • an Oct. 25 notice said that SolUnesco LLC has notified the department of its intent to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a small solar renewable energy project in Axton, Henry County, Virginia. SolUnesco and Sol Systems are developing a 23-MW (dc), 20-MW (ac) (64,182 360W modules) solar farm located in Axton, Henry County, Virginia. The system will be a ground-mounted array covering approximately 120.16 acres.
  • an Oct. 20 notice said that SunPower Corp. has notified the department that it intends to submit the necessary documentation for a Permit by Rule for a small renewable energy project (solar) in Southampton County. The project will consist of a photovoltaic facility of up to 91 MW of capacity on approximately 525 acres of land. The proposed site is situated south and west of Southampton Parkway, east of Smiths Ferry Road, and north of farms that border Brooks Road; approximately 1.5 miles south of Franklin. When fully commissioned the facility will have approximately 290,000 solar panels.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.