Firm looking to build potential 100 MW solar project in Virginia

Colonial Trail W Solar, LLC has filed a notice with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regarding its plans to obtain a permit for a solar energy project of up to 100 MW in Surry County, Virginia.

On Jan. 5 the entity filed a notice of intent to submit the necessary documentation for a permit by rule for a small renewable energy project (solar) in Surry County.

The proposed project will be located to the northwest of the intersection of Colonial Trail (Rt. 10) and Hollybush Road (Rt. 618) in Surry County. 

The project will have a maximum generating capacity of about 100 MW (AC) across roughly 1,250 acres on multiple parcels.  There is an existing transmission line bisecting the property and a new substation is proposed to be built to connect to the grid.

There is an existing transmission line bisecting the property and a new substation is proposed to be built to connect to the grid, according to the notice on the Virginia DEQ website.

http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewNotice.cfm?gnid=657

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