Amazon Solar Farm US East
Size: 80 MW (AC)
Location: Accomack County, VA
- A cluster of projects across roughly 1,000 acres in the vicinity of the Oak Hall substation
- Will generate 171,000 Megawatt-hours of electricity per year – enough to power 15,000 homes
- Energy purchased by Amazon Web Services for data centers in Northern Virginia
- Acquired by Dominion Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D) in 2015
Amazon Solar Farm US East is a solar project on the Delmarva Peninsula in Accomack County, Virginia that will supply Amazon Web Services data centers in Virginia under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement. Community Energy Solar chose the Delmarva Peninsula for the project site because it offers excellent solar resource and flat land ideal for constructing a solar project of this size. In addition, Community Energy Solar is utilizing single-axis tracker technology, which follows the sun’s path providing high peak production.
Community Energy Solar will include an educational “Solar Walk” designed for school children and the public to visit. Amazon Solar Farm US East was approved for a Conditional Use Permit by a unanimous vote from the Accomack County Board of Supervisors. This was the first project ever approved under the Virginia Permit by Rule for Renewable Energy.
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