Size: 62.5MWac / power the equivalent of ~ 10,000 homes
Location: Orange County, VA
Description: In July of 2016, SolUnesco secured site control of 639acres. This project has achieved full site control, both for the project property and for a transmission easement through the neighboring property. The design for the site layout utilizes 398 acres of the 639 acres.
In March of 2017, SolUnesco sold the project rights to Sol Systems and executed a Development Services Agreement. SolUnesco retains day- to-day project development responsibilities including landowner relations, community relations, site diligence, vendor management, local, state and federal permitting, support of the interconnection process, and support for commercial offtake agreements.
The project will interconnect to a 115kV line utilizing an easement for 0.1 miles from the parcel. SolUnesco filed an application for interconnection under PJM queue Position AC1-076 at 62.5MWac. Once complete, this project will provide power to the wholesale electricity grid and either sell directly to a large customer, the utility, or the utility may purchase the project, adding this competitive, fixed priced power to their portfolio of power generation.
Interconnection: Systems Impact Study was completed in November of
2017. Facilities study is currently underway.
Local Permitting: On December 5, 2017, the Orange County Board of
Supervisors unanimously approved a Special Use Permit for the zoning
of this project.
Site Diligence: Desktop analyses on the project site: 1) Virginia
Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) cultural resources database
search; 2) Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF),
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) database searches for the
presence of Rare, Threatened or Endangered (RTE) species within a 2-
mile radius of the project; and 3) compile database information for
topography, wetlands, National Hydrography Dataset, soils, etc. We
have also completed a title search for all relevant property, Phase 1
ESA, Wetlands delineation.