617 MW of Solar Energy in Virginia
Spotsylvania Solar is comprised of four solar projects — Pleinmont 1, Pleinmont 2, Richmond, and Highlander — totaling 617 MWdc. The project sites, located in Spotsylvania, VA encompass approximately 6,350 acres, of which 3,500 acres will be developed into the solar project, with at least 2,000 acres being preserved as undeveloped, conserved land.
This unique and beautiful project site continually provides new challenges for our construction team to solve. From hundreds of water retention ponds to overcoming terrain using tracked vehicles, our team has to continually think outside the box — especially during hurricane season.
During the height of construction, over 800 jobs will be created in the local community. Once completed, the Spotsylvania Solar project is expected to generate enough power to supply the equivalent of approximately 111,000 homes and offset 340,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
FUN FACT: This project is located just nine miles from the monument to Stonewall Jackson's arm.
Facts And Figures
Pleinmont 1 Solar
Completed November 2020
Pleinmont 2 Solar