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. Project was subsequently sold to Cypress Creek Renewables in early 2019 after SolUnesco was able to acquire Orange County Special Use Permit.
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. New Facilities Study released in July 2019. Interim ISA was executed December 4, 2018.
Permitting: On December 5, 2017, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Special Use Permit for the zoning of this project. Virginia DEQ Permit by Rule permit application has been approved.
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.