Rural Central Virginia developing 10 MW of solar projects for electric cooperative

By Kelly Pickerel Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, and Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC), a member-owned, electric distribution cooperative serving over 36,000 meters in 14 Virginia counties, are dramatically expanding the solar energy capacity of rural Central Virginia by developing two 5-MWac solar electric generating facilities along the Interstate 64 corridor. Combined, these solar installations will meet the electricity needs of approximately 1,200 local homes served by the not-for-profit. They also represent the largest solar projects dedicated to an electric distribution cooperative in the state.
The new solar facilities help diversify CVEC’s portfolio of energy sources and contribute to Virginia’s state-wide solar capacity. They

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