The University of Virginia will purchase the entire output of a proposed 120-acre solar facility in Middlesex County. The solar facility, developed by Coronal Energy, will be constructed and owned by Dominion Energy. It will produce an estimated 15MW of alternating current.
"Once again UVA is providing public sector leadership on carbon emission reduction and renewable power generation in Virginia," Governor Terry McAuliffe said. "This project, along with UVA's Hollyfield and the Commonwealth's Oceana Solar facilities, now means we are nearly halfway to achieving the eight percent renewable procurement goal I set out in 2015. I look forward to working with other public universities to follow UVA's lead and power their educational operations with renewable energy."
"Expanding renewable, solar energy in the mix of options the University of Virginia is using will make even bigger strides in our efforts to be efficient, green and sustainable," Hogan said. "The University is pleased to be working with Dominion Energy in yet another venture."
"The University of Virginia has been a vital partner as we continue to make significant progress in the development of renewable energy," said Keith Windle, vice president of Business Development for Dominion Energy. "The solar arrays across the Commonwealth deliver clean energy for our customers, and the University plays a key role in that effort as evidenced by how they put their commitment into action."
"This project is particularly meaningful to a number of us on the team who call Virginia home," said Kyle West, vice president for real estate for Coronal Energy. "We're delighted to once again partner with Dominion Energy on a groundbreaking solar project, our third major success in the state together. There's also a fair measure of school pride amongst the many UVA alums who work at Coronal, and who are proud to see our work advance the University's impressive commitment to reducing the use of fossil fuels."