Virginia DEQ approves permit for 20-MW Scott II Solar project

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on Dec. 8 approved an application for coverage under the Small Renewable Energy Project (Solar) Permit by Rule program from Scott II Solar LLC.

The application was received on Oct. 11, 2016. The DEQ accepted a determination that no formal mitigation for wildlife resources or historic resources is required. Therefore, authority was granted to Scott II Solar to construct and operate a photovoltaic project in Powhatan County on 230 acres of a 720-acre parcel. This land is surrounded by Old Buckingham Road on the north and west, Pierce Road to the south and Mill Quarter to the east. The project has a maximum capacity of 20 MW.

The project conceptually consists of 88,209 x 320-watt panels plus 10 x 2.2-MW inverters which will provide a maximum 20 MW of nameplate capacity.

A project contact is: Matthew Meares, Scott II Solar LLC, 12610 Lizfield Way, Glen Alien, VA 23509.

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