Dominion plans to build solar farm in King William County
Dominion Energy has received authorization from the Department of Environmental Quality to construct and operate a solar farm in King William County.
Hollyfield Solar, a 17 megawatt (MW) project, is expected to supply enough electricity to power over 4,000 homes.
“This latest announcement is a testament to how rapidly Virginia’s solar sector is growing,” Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in statement. “Solar energy is essential to bringing the energy diversity our commonwealth needs for businesses, families, and taxpayers as we work to build a new Virginia economy.”
On Thursday, Facebook announced it would build plans for a $750 million data center in Henrico County, a project tied to Dominion’s plan to build up to $250 million in solar power facilities across Virginia. The solar initiative would be paid for through a special rate charged to Facebook and other big customers.
Once complete, Hollyfield Solar farm is expected to offset the generation of 20,085 tons of carbon dioxide, 14 tons of nitrogen oxides and 16 tons of sulfur dioxide.