Dominion Virginia Power entered into a partnership with the University of Virginia and its Darden School of Business to build and operate a 17-MW AC solar facility in King William County, Va.
The planned UVA Hollyfield Solar project will supply its entire output to the university and Darden for 25 years, according to a Dec. 9 release.
The facility will satisfy about 12% of the university's electric needs and will help the university meet its goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 25% below its 2009 levels by 2025. Darden, which plans to become a carbon-neutral enterprise by 2020, will assume 25% of the project production.
Dominion Virginia Power is known legally as Virginia Electric and Power Co., a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc.