Standard Solar has completed the installation of a 1MWdc rooftop solar array at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, marking the largest rooftop PV project in the state.
Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of energy producer Dominion, financed and developed the rooftop solar array under the Dominion Solar Partnership Program. The array consists of 3,200 solar panels, and is expected to generate more than 1,330MWh of clean electricity per year, offsetting 918 tons of CO2 emissions.
“This solar array marks an important step in our journey to a cleaner energy future, and Chesapeake Public Schools should be proud of its leadership in that effort,” said Robert M. Blue, president of Dominion Virginia Power. “It extends beyond the power of the sun to an even more important resource – brainpower that will come from both the teachers and students of Western Branch High School.”
Dominion now provides power generating and transporting services to more than five million customers in 14 states. The PV project completed at Western Branch High School will connect to the energy grid.
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